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Plum Habanero Salsa combines fresh, sweet plums and spicy habaneros in a tomato-based salsa. Great on pork tenderloin or with your favorite tortilla chips.

Plum Habanero Salsa

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IMPORTANT NOTICE DATED July 22, 2019: Ball® Fresh Preserving has updated the recipe for their Plum Habanero Salsa since this post was first published on July 15, 2019. If you created the earlier version of this recipe, it is recommended that you refrigerate and use your salsa within several weeks rather than store it for future consumption.  The recipe now listed below is safe for canning. 

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Our local supermarket is brimming with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. So now is the perfect time to make this zesty and delicious Plum Habanero Salsa with fresh plums, spicy habanero peppers, and garden-grown tomatoes. We found the recipe over at

Cook up a batch of this easy salsa now, while plums are in-season, then preserve a few jars to enjoy for months to come with our easy perfect pork tenderloin recipe.


Plum Habanero Salsa

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Plum Habanero Salsa

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How do you make Plum Habanero Salsa?

You’ll start by roasting some fresh, garden tomatoes in the oven. This roasting process really helps intensify the flavors of the tomatoes.

While the tomatoes are roasting, prepare your hot water canner and your Ball® Pint Mason Jars.

Add the roasted tomatoes in a large pot, along with pitted and diced plums, diced red onion, minced habanero peppers, fresh minced garlic, lime juice, plus salt and coriander. You even add a splash of tequila to this Plum Habanero Salsa if you’d like!

Simmer until your Plum Habanero Salsa thickens (about 20 minutes), then ladle the hot salsa into your prepared jars and can according to the instructions from Ball® Fresh Preserving. (It’s easy – even a beginner can do this!)

Plum Habanero Salsa

How do I serve Plum Habanero Salsa?

This salsa recipe is fantastic served over grilled shrimp or our Perfect Pork Tenderloin recipe. Or, grab the chips and guacamole and serve this Plum Habanero Salsa as a delicious snack or appetizer.

The fresh sweet plums absorb some of the heat of the habaneros and mix well with the tomato-based salsa.


Plum Habanero Salsa

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Plum Habanero Salsa

Plum Habanero Salsa

  • Author: Ball® Fresh Preserving
  • Yield: 4 pint (16oz) jars
  • Category: Appetizer, Condiment
  • Method: Water Bath Canning
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Recipe reprinted with permission from


  • 2 lbs tomatoes, cored and halved
  • 3 lbs firm-ripe plums, pitted and diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Tequila (optional)
  • 1/3 cup bottled lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, toasted and crushed (or 1 teaspoon coriander powder)
  • 23 Habaneros, minced (we recommend using gloves when handling the habanero peppers)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
  2. Halve tomatoes and place on a baking sheet cut side down. Roast 20 minutes then turn tomatoes over and roast an additional 10 minutes. Let cool then roughly chop.
  3. Prepare simmering water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.
  4. Combine tomatoes with remaining ingredients in a stainless steel pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer, cook stirring frequently until plums soften and salsa thickens, about 20 minutes.
  5. Ladle hot salsa into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  6. Bring water to boil and process jars 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove canning lid, let jars stand 5 minutes.
  7. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.


Pairs well with: Prawns or our Perfect Pork Tenderloin

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Plum Habanero Salsa

Plum Habanero Salsa


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  • Neelu wrote:

    This sounds yum! So how long should this keep in the can before opening?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Neelu – Assuming you’ve followed proper canning procedures, this salsa should be good up to a year.

  • Alyssa wrote:

    Wow! I love pineapple and mango salsa but never would have thought to try plum. This sounds amazing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Alyssa!

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