Habanero Salsa

Ai ya, I can’t believe my trip to Asia is 48 hours away! The next time I’ll talk to you guys will be half way around the world. I feel like I’ve been running non-stop errands; some important, some not so important, like picking up these Alex and Ani bracelets. I am obsessed, I want to get so many but they add up so quick!


Aren’t they so cute? There’s a ton of charms and bangles you can pick from and they all use expandable wire bracelets. Did I mention all of them are hand made as well? I think they’re really popular on the east coast and starting to pick up over in the SF Bay Area.

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because I still need to get all my clothes and everything together and the laundry still isn’t done yet! I’m starting to freak out.

The recipe for this week is a really spicy salsa, so this is your formal warning! It’s totally worth it though, I had to get a few pointers from Chi and Junior. Also, a pre-apology for the quality of the cooking pictures, I had to cook downstairs and the lighting sucks.

Habanero Salsa

Cook Time: 7 Minutes

Serving Size: 3-4 People



  • 3 Habanero
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 3/4th Purple Onion
  • 1/2 Tomatillo
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Lime
  • Cumin, Black Pepper, Paprika, Salt, to taste


1. Roast the tomatoes (it’s probably safer to do it in a pan).


2. Boil two habaneros, one cloves of garlic and half the tomatillo in a pot.


3. Put a little oil in the pan and roast three cloves of garlic and one habanero.


4. Dump everything in the food processor and chop it until it’s a salsa texture.


5. Enjoy with chips, over veggies or chicken! Junior said it would be delicious with ceviche. I agree!

Are you okay with spicy? Link your favorite salsa recipe!

16 thoughts on “Habanero Salsa

  1. How did I miss that you’re going to Asia?! (Or maybe I just forgot?) That sounds amazing! Where in Asia are you going? It’s on my bucket list to visit all the continents. I just love traveling!
    I use to not be able to handle any spice at all! Now I can tolerate (and like) some (especially buffalo sauce), but generally I prefer things mild. This does look delicious though! I love how you roasted the tomatoes 🙂

  2. The spicier, the better for me! I wish I had a gas grill to roast things on like that! I have an older style stove and that would not fly on my device! That looks SO SO good though, I could drink salsa and I love it when it’s homemade. My bestie makes one and puts olives in it… Adds such a unique and delish flavor! What does a tomatillo taste like?

    • Hey, welcome to the Bay Area! You’re going to have a blast here. 🙂 I got them on Union St. in the Marina district of San Francisco. You can even purchase them on the website, they have so many pretty ones to choose from!

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