Nachos with Tropical Fruit Habanero 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 cup papaya, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Sargento Artisan Authentic Mexican


  1. Make the salsa by combining all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Check for seasoning, adjust as necessary. Cover and chill for one hour.
  2. To make the nachos, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread a thin layer of chips on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of cheese on top of the chips. Add another layer of chips and cheese. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melty and the chips are slightly brown.
  3. Top with fruit salsa and enjoy!


Recipe from Baked Bree, 2013