Banana and Habanero Salsa

Banana and Habanero Salsa

Salsa de Habanero con Plátano, courtesy Chef Maria Mazon of Boca Tacos
2 cups approximately
Pati Jinich
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: banana, Chipotle, habanero, Maggi sauce, orange juice, oregano, pati’s mexican table, Salsa
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Banana and Habanero Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 13 “How Do You Say Tucson?”


  • 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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!

  3. 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😁

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

    1. 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.