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5 from 8 votes

Tomato Habanero Salsa

This Tomato Habanero Salsa is bold and spicy. It’s deliciously hot and zesty in all the right ways. Ready in just a few minutes and pairs well with chicken, fish, and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 96kcal



  • Heat a griddle.
  • Add the habaneros and char the skin.
  • Add the tomatoes, garlic, and onion.
  • Make sure the skin is black.
  • Remove from the griddle and place in blender.
  • To the blender, also add the salt and apple cider vinegar.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.



In the Oven: Place the habaneros, tomatoes, onion, and garlic on a cookie sheet. Coat everything with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Roast for 7 minutes under the broiler. Turn the ingredients and roast for an additional 5 minutes.
Stovetop: In a medium-sized stock pot, add the habaneros, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Cover with 6 cups of water. Boil for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft. Discard the water.
How to Adjust the Heat:
  • For a mild Tomato Habanero Salsa, use 1 habanero chile. OR, use an additional tomato.
  • For a HOT, FIERY salsa, add 3-4 habaneros.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3264IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg