Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa

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Remember this salsa?

It now has a sibling.

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It’s a little deceiving. It’s so sweet.


Yet so hot.

Well, not that hot. It’s definitely tolerable. At least to me.

This idea came to me a few nights ago when I was cutting cantaloupe for my kids – I couldn’t get it off my mind.

I honestly can’t tell you why I absolutely had to use habanero pepper but it works.


It’s the bomb.com.

Oooohh that was cheesy.

You could definitely skip using the food processor and chop by hand, which will give you a chunkier salsa like a pico.

You need this in your life.

Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa

Fresh, homemade salsa with the added sweetness of ripe, summertime canteloupe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups cantaloupe, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 habanero pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put everything in a food processor and pulse until fine.

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  • Lyuba@willcookforsmiles
    August 16, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    This is very interesting! Sweet and spicy, sounds yummy!

  • angela@spinachtiger
    August 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Wow. I can almost taste the sweetness of the cantaloupe with the tomatoes in this spicy salsa.

  • Brooks
    August 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Shea, this salsa looks sensational! Your choice of cantaloupe in this fruit and pepper version is creative and refreshing. I’ve got to run this through my kitchen. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Sarah
    August 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Sound amazing! Cantaloupe? Really? I’m so curious about the taste! Definitely gonna try it!! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday Party!

  • Dixie Chik
    August 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Yep, cantaloupe. It’s awesome 🙂

  • Nicole
    August 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Oooo, sounds spicy but delicious. And definitely different! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesdays (gotta show some love to the people at the bottom of the list with me) 🙂

  • Dixie Chik
    August 7, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Thanks Nicole!

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