Columbian Avocado Salsa

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.

It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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1/3 cup chopped fresh ají dulce chiles (seeded if desired)
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh habanero chile with seeds
6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 hard-boiled large eggs, coarsely chopped
2 (6- to 8-oz) firm-ripe avocados, coarsely mashed (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup chopped white onion
3/4 cup chopped cilantro


Purée chiles, vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender. Transfer to a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients.

Makes 3 cups.

Recipe by Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez from