Spicy banana salsa recipe. If you like mango salsa, you'll love this stuff!

If you like mango salsa or pineapple salsa, why not try another fruit-based salsa? 

About the Salsa

I threw together this quick and easy salsa recipe for a Father’s Day get-together.

Bananas are one of my favorite go-to ingredients for budget cooking. Awhile ago, I posted a recipe for a fruit salsa containing grapes. I thought I would try a similar recipe with bananas.Spicy banana salsa recipe. A NEW and unique fruit salsa recipe. Repin to save!

The salsa was fresh, slightly sweet and just a little bit spicy.

Although I photographed the salsa with plantain chips, I think I prefer tortilla chips. The salty chip contrasted nicely with the slightly sweet fruit salsa.

Give this recipe a try for your next summer potluck, or try using it as a topping for grilled chicken or fish tacos.

 

Spicy Banana Salsa

Spicy Banana Salsa

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Avoid using ripe bananas for this recipe. If you use a banana that is too soft, the salsa will end up mushy. For best results, look for a slightly green banana.

Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 bananas (see notes above)
  • Juice from 1 1/2 limes
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine red pepper, jalapeño, green onions, shallot, ginger, brown sugar, and olive oil in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Chop bananas into bite-sized pieces. Place in a separate bowl. Pour lime juice over bananas and toss to coat. Add bananas to the rest of the ingredients. Add salt to taste. Serve within an hour with plantain chips or tortilla chips.