mango habanero hot sauce


Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

Salsa Picante de Mango y Habanero

Recipe Yield

2 cups

Cooking time

40 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.60 from 5 votes


  • 1 carrot cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 white onion chopped in large pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 mangoes cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1-2 habanero chiles keep whole, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt

To Prepare

  • Place the carrots, onion and water in a blender and puree. Add the mangoes and puree until smooth. Carefully, adding one at a time, blend in the habaneros for one more minute until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a large saucepan, add the vinegar, agave syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover partially with a lid and simmer until the sauce coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 30 minutes. Stir every 8 to 10 minutes to make sure doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool before serving.


26comments inMango Habanero Hot Sauce

  1. Peter Retallick

    Jun 03

    Hi Pati, I’ve been watching a few episodes recently and your Coconut Shrimp featured today. Had a look at the recipe online and it’s on my wish list. I have portions of your Almendrado with Chicken in the freezer right now. (Sydney, Australia)

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 08

      Thanks so much Peter for watching the show! Stay tuned because the new season will premiere early October 😉

  2. C Salinas

    Aug 26

    Can you use frozen mango for this recipe?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      Yes you can!

  3. Ana Carrasquillo

    Jun 25

    This sauce combines two of my lifetime favorites. Mango and heat. I used to buy a commercial one but this one its so much better. I’m in love again! Thank you for sharing your love and passion for the kitchen. It sparks mine back. My daughters and I love doing your recipes.

    1. Pati

      Jun 25

      Yay! I’m so glad you are making your own now.

  4. Linda

    Jan 14

    if making a large batch can you use a canning method to save for a later time?

    1. Pati

      Jan 16

      Mine doesn’t last very long in my house…but yes give canning it a try!

  5. Sylviasilva

    Oct 06

    Loved the episode!! I hope to try to make all the recipes. Gracias

    1. Pati

      Oct 06

      Yay! I hope you enjoy all of the recipes!

  6. Sylviasilva

    Oct 06

    Patti , I just adore you and your family. I’m 68 years old and I hope to try your recipes in the very near future. I haven’t cooked in a long time because I’m a widow and leave alone but you inspire me so much plus you remind me of Mexican American heritage or as they say Tex/mex. thank you for love of food and family. Gracias

    1. Pati

      Oct 06

      Oh thank you so much for your comment Sylvia! I’m so happy to hear that you are inspired.

  7. Olivia

    Oct 02

    What other dishes would you recommend this sauce with?

    1. Pati

      Oct 04

      Oh so many…other seafood, chicken wings…whatever you like!

  8. Susan

    Jun 09

    My husband came home with Habanero plants so as soon as they produce I’ll be making this.

    1. Pati

      Jun 09


  9. Marina

    May 13

    Delicious, I made your coconut shrimp. It was perfect!! Thanks you

    1. Pati

      May 15

      So happy you enjoyed it Marina!

  10. Ivonne

    Mar 19

    I just saw this episode right now and couldn’t resist to subscribe to your newsletter!!!

    So easy and yummy!

    1. Pati

      Mar 20

      Thank you Ivonne!

  11. Amber

    Mar 18

    Can you can this sauce & save for later use as a side to other dishes? It’s delicious.

    1. Pati

      Mar 20

      Hola Amber, The sauce is great on a range of dishes and it keeps for up to 1-2 weeks in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

  12. Rosa

    Mar 11

    I made it with my kids and they loved
    Thank you

    1. Pati

      Mar 13

      Super happy to hear that Rosa!

  13. Anonymous

    Mar 10


    1. Pati

      Mar 13


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