Spicy Pineapple, Apricot, and Jicama 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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1/2 small pineapple
1 (1/2 pound) piece jicama
3 oz. dried apricots (about 1/3 cup)
1 small red onion
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro sprigs
1/2 fresh habanero

Peel the pineapple and cut enough into 1/4″ dices to measure 1-3/4 cups. Peel the jicama and cut into 1/4″ dices. Coarsely chop the apricots and chop enough onion to measure 3/4 cup. Finely chop the cilantro and wearing rubber gloves finely chop the chile with seeds. In a bowl toss all the ingredients together and season with salt.

This salsa may be made 6 hours ahead of time. Chill covered.

Makes about 4 cups.