Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa

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

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

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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


  • 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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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. angela@spinachtiger

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

  2. Brooks

    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.

  3. Sarah

    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!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Yep, cantaloupe. It’s awesome 🙂

  4. Nicole

    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) 🙂

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Nicole!

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