Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at Melissa’s Produce get the season started for me with lovely bundle these special chiles on my doorstep. (Thank you, Melissa’s!)

This lovely Hatch Chile season I’m starting you out with one of my favorite, new salsa recipes.  This salsa is so delicious that I ate half of it with a spoon (no joke)!  The other half went into an incredible turkey burger that I’m sharing with you in a few days.  (Stay tuned!)Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!In the meantime, don’t miss out on Hatch Chile Season 2016!  The season goes through September, and here’s a list of places all across the country where you can buy your chiles AND have them roasted for you!

Why are Hatch Chiles so special you ask?

Simple . . . Hatch Chiles are a prized New Mexican chile that are grown in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces, where the sunlight is intense and and the nights are cool.  This climate combination results in a chile that has a wonderful earthy flavor, with a subtle sweetness and kick to it.

Hatch chiles are one of the few chiles where hot, medium and mild can be determined, even though they all look the same.  They should be labeled as such in stores — if they’re not, ask the produce department if they know, and if they don’t, ask them to cut into one for you.  They can be very, very hot — or not at all.Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

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Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe
 
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Makes about 4 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the roasted Hatch Chiles, pineapple, onion, cilantro, basil, oil and Hatch Chile powder in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix to blend, and then season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar. (Here's How to Season to Taste.)
  2. You can serve this right away, or for best results, let it sit for at least an hour, so the flavors blend together.
Notes
You can use any strength of Hatch Chiles you like -- mild, medium or hot.
To save time, you can use pineapple canned in its own juice.

 

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  1. says

    It has been great seeing Hatch chiles at our farmers market for the past several weeks… As soon as I saw the first ones, I knew we would be hearing from you with some great new recipes!

    • valentina says

      Awww thanks, David. I’ve gotten sort of a late start this year. One more recipe coming in a couple of days and then a big roundup. This year I’m hoping to roast and freeze — though I love them best right off the fire. 🙂 xo

  2. says

    This salsa sounds like everything I’ve always wanted!! Sweet, savory, spicy, earthy… amazing! I’m curious did you use the hot, medium or mild version for your salsa? I’m looking forward to your hatch chile turkey burger recipe – yum!

    • valentina says

      Hi Holly! Thank you! I used mostly mild and a couple medium b/c I knew my kids would be having some. A little heat goes a long way for them. My preference would be all medium. Excited to share the burger. 🙂

  3. Kerstin says

    Love your recipes! I’ll be buying a big batch of roasted Hatch chilies this year for the first time. Do you know how long the roasted chilies keep in the fridge? I know I can freeze them, but wondering how long they keep refrigerated.
    Thank you!

    • valentina says

      I think about 4 days in the refrigerator. (You might be able to leave them longer, but the flavor will be better the sooner you eat them.) ENJOY!

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