Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Sweet and Smoky Strawberry Habanero Salsa Recipe Fresh and fabulous Strawberry Habanero Salsa, a sweet and smoky snack!

Strawberry Habanero Salsa Recipe
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Cinco de Mayo is this Friday.

Our plans are simple. Great food, great drinks, and great friends.

Smoky Strawberry Habanero Salsa Recipe

Classic Mexican dishes are always welcomed in our home, any time of year. Yet for Cinco de Mayo, it’s fun to stir things up, and throw a curveball dish (or ingredient) into the mix.

Like substituting strawberries for tomatoes in traditional salsa.

Making Strawberry Habanero Salsa Recipe


Today’s Strawberry Habanero Salsa recipe is a vivacious blend of berry sweetness and smoky heat.

The habanero peppers accentuate the fresh tangy flavor of the strawberries so well, you might be tempted to give up tomato salsa altogether!

How to Make: Strawberry Habanero Salsa

To make Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Start by roasting habaneros peppers and garlic in the oven to give them a greater depth of flavor. Roasting the habaneros also brings out their naturally smoky essence.

If you are sensitive to spice, use only one habanero pepper. If you are a lover of fiery foods, you could add three or four peppers to intensify the heat!

Must Make: Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Next dice fresh sweet strawberries and place them in a bowl.

Best Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Add red onion, fresh chopped mint, and cilantro.

Tangy Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Then mince the roasted garlic and habaneros and mix them in. Add one habanero at a time, checking the heat level, so you don’t overdo it.

Spicy Strawberry Habanero Salsa

The smoky sweet flavor of the Strawberry Habanero Salsa is so tantalizing, it’s hard to stop eating.

It’s just the kind of surprise you need to liven things up this Cinco de Mayo!

Perfect Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Try Our Other Favorite Salsa Recipes

The Best Homemade Tomato Salsa

Creamy Salsa Verde

Grilled Peach Salsa

Strawberry Habanero Salsa

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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Strawberry Habanero Salsa Recipe – An amazing fresh fruit salsa with smoky undertones. The sweet tangy note from the strawberries is a lovely surprise!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-3 fresh habanero peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves in peels
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and diced (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the habanero peppers and garlic cloves on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, flipping once.
  2. Meanwhile, trim and dice the strawberries. Chop the onions and herbs. Place all the produce in a medium bowl.
  3. Once the habaneros and garlic have roasted, peel the garlic and mince. Then remove the stems and seeds from the habaneros and mince them as well.
  4. Add the garlic and one chopped habanero to the salsa. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt and mix well. Taste, then add more habanero if desired. (I used two.) Salt and pepper to taste. If strawberries are out of season, you may want to add a teaspoon of honey to sweeten the salsa.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 cups, Serving Size: 16

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 21 Calories
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 2.1g
  • Protein: 0.3g
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9 comments on “Strawberry Habanero Salsa

  1. Jenny Flakeposted May 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Lovely salsa!!

    Rating: 5
  2. Maria Lichtyposted May 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply

    Those flavors!!

  3. Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchenposted May 2, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

    I would be eating this by the spoonfuls!  Great recipe!  Gorgeous photos BTW! (and pinned for later!)

  4. Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchenposted May 2, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply

    I would be eating this by the spoonfuls!  Great recipe! 

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted May 2, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply

    AMAZING flavor combo! Need to try this salsa!

  6. Claireposted May 2, 2017 at 11:37 am Reply

    These look so delicious!

  7. Heather Christoposted May 3, 2017 at 12:50 am Reply

    This looks like it is pretty much the most delicious thing ever. I bet it would be amazing with fish!

  8. Marla Meridithposted May 3, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply

    Love this! Will def serve at our Cinco de Mayo party!

  9. Julie | Table for Twoposted May 8, 2017 at 8:20 am Reply

    Love that kick of habanero! Pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberries!

    Rating: 5