banana and habanero salsa


Banana and Habanero Salsa

Banana and Habanero Salsa

Salsa de Habanero con Plátano, courtesy Chef Maria Mazon of Boca Tacos

Recipe Yield

2 cups approximately

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.25 from 8 votes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 pinch ground chipotle chile
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce or more to taste
  • 5 peeled bananas sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 fresh habanero chiles stemmed and seeded

To Prepare

  • In a bowl, mix the melted butter with the salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, ground chipotle chile, and Maggi sauce. Add the bananas and toss to coat.
  • Set a nonstick saute pan over medium heat and once hot, saute the bananas until completely cooked, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Place bananas in the jar of a blender along with the orange juice and the habanero chiles. Puree until smooth.


22comments inBanana and Habanero Salsa

  1. Colin

    Mar 30

    How do you use this sauce?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      I love to eat it plain with corn tortilla chips or to top all sorts of tacos with it, especially fish or shrimp tacos Colin 😉

  2. Laura

    Feb 18

    This is Unbelievably good, not super hot and perfectly balanced. I made it last night and could almost believe I was in sunny Mexico and not cold, grey Ireland!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 20

      SO glad you liked it Laura! Un abrazo all the way to Ireland 😉

  3. Sizbang

    Jan 20

    At first, I was outraged at the ingredients. When I mixed the bananas with the sauce, I was amazed. When the sauce was ready, my mind opened up to a whole new world of possibilities. Thank you. Amazing.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 21

      So glad you decided to get adventurous with me Sizban, bravo!

  4. Jenny Rodriguez from Fresno California

    Jul 04

    Hola, Pati. I don’t cook anymore. My Sweetie comes home and feeds me! (Yes, I’m spoiled!). He won’t use a recipe. But, I’m gonna have to make this recipe! Loved the Tucson show! As soon as possible, gonna take a road trip and visit all the chefs highlighted on the show! Sigue adelante, Pati! Eres un Amorcito!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 05

      Muchas gracias Jenny! How lucky you are to have someone that cooks for you 🙂 Let me know how you like this salsa if you make it!

  5. Rhonda Bishop

    Jun 04

    I just watched your episode that had this salsa. Saturday is our 37th wedding anniversary and I’m making Lamb Barbacoa and thought this would be a yummy addition to my fresh side sauces. I can’t wait😁

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 08

      Perfect addition to Barbacoa Rhonda, Happy 37th Anniversary! Many hugs to you, celebrate!

  6. Ricardo Guerrero

    May 10

    I’m a personal chef in Santa Cruz California. I’m excited in trying this salsa recipe on my snapper.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Yay Ricardo, let me know how it turned out 😉

  7. Joseph

    Feb 19

    Maggi ,,,,,Jugo maggi sauce available on Amazon.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 19

      Yes Joseph, you are correct 🙂

  8. Joseph

    Feb 19

    Hi their Chef ! is it better to use ripe or semi ripe Bananas ??

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 19

      Ripe bananas definitely give this sauce a deeper flavor!

  9. Julie Scherbarth

    Feb 08

    I don’t know what Maggie sauce is! Help!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      Hi Julie! I actually get this question very often 🙂 Salsa Maggie is a very popular condiment in Mexico; it is made by a process similar to soy sauce, except with fermented wheat protein, so it has a deep, rich, and salty savoriness that gives it kind of a “roasty” flavor. It is easy to find in Latin or Hispanic Markets, but if you don’t have one close by, you can perfectly substitute with Worcesthershire.

  10. Eric Kizer

    Feb 08

    I made this salsa. I had some doubts however Pati Jinich was not wrong. It is delicious! Easy too.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it Eric!

  11. Nana Pat

    Jan 19

    Can’t wait to try the banana salsa. Sounds good!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 20

      Enjoy it, Nana Pat!

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