This Spicy Apple Salsa is great on chicken, fish, tacos or served with tortilla chips. I’m calling it a salsa but it’s actually more of a Pico de Gallo since it’s chunky. Maybe next time I will put it in a blender and puree it more like a salsa. I wonder how that would turn out?
Anyways, don’t let the fact that this salsa has apples in it fool you. It is hot. As in spicy hot. And I mean hot. Just like most recipes that use Chilies, you can control the heat buy modifying the number of chilies you use. The recipe as written below on the recipe card is hot…. You’ve been warned!
Am I the only one that likes to look up the origins of some of these recipes? Check out this interesting article about the history of Salsa.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
🥜 Nut Allergies
This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Apple Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Apples, Lime Juice, Jalapeños, Anaheim Chili, Red Onion, Fresh Cilantro, Walnuts, Fresh Ginger Root and Salt.
🥣 How to Make this Spicy Apple Salsa
In a large bowl, combine the apples and lime juice.
Stir in jalapeño and Anaheim chilies.
Stir in red onion, cilantro, walnuts, ginger, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Spicy Apple Salsa
- 2 Apples, Cored and Cubed
- 4 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño, Seeded and Diced
- 1 Anaheim Chili, Seeded and Diced
- 1 Small Red Onion, Diced
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro
- ½ Cup Walnuts, Chopped
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Ginger
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- In a large bowl, combine the apples and lime juice.
- Stir in jalapeño and Anaheim chilies.
- Stir in red onion, cilantro, walnuts, ginger and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.