Hot Salsa With Habanero Chiles

Tortilla chip and salsa
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 100 mins
Total: 115 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
21 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The habanero chiles give this super hot salsa its great flavor. However, you can substitute a milder chile if you like.


  • 6 large tomatoes (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 onion (peeled and cut into large chunks)
  • 1/2 habanero chile (fresh, seeded)
  • 1 cup cilantro (leaves)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 cup sweet peppers (small, or substitute red bell pepper, seeded and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lime (juice of)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: lime (wedge)
  • Optional: cilantro (sprig for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a food processor, add in the flesh from the tomatoes, the onion chunks, habaneros, garlic, cilantro, peppers, oil, lime juice and salt. Process until everything is well combined. Do not process until smooth. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro.