Banana salsa is a quick Mexican salsa recipe made with Caribbean flare. It is a spicy salsa recipe that will bring amazing flavors to any chip!

I bet you are tired of having the usual tomato and mango salsa, right?

Sure, there is nothing like a fresh tomato salsa recipe, but, it tends to get boring.  Its ok to nod, if you agree.

So, today, I bring to you a fusion type of quick salsa recipe.

Front view of the author holding a tortilla chip loaded with the salsa

It is a Mexican salsa recipe infused with Caribbean flavors.

The bananas and coconut ingredients in this quick salsa recipe are a very Caribbean inspired flavor. Growing up, we used to make this as a kachumber recipe.

Closeup View of the Banana Salsa with tortillas on the side

I know it sounds strange that I am talking about a fish dish on my vegetarian blog.  However, the salsa is the best part of that meal.

Ignoring the fish part of that dish, I created a homemade salsa recipe that will be a hit at your dinner party

If you have bananas left over, freeze them overnight and make a chocolate banana smoothie bowl.  Or an avocado smoothie!

Overhead view of a Bowl Filled with the Banana Salsa on a Green Plate Surrounded by Tortilla Chips

Salsa recipes work perfect as a dip for your game day parties.

In the past, I have toasted tofu and added it to this recipe.  It was heavenly.

You know what I should try next?

Add the roasted tofu to this salsa and then serve it in pita with falafal.

Top View of a Bowl Filled with the salsa on a Green Plate with tortilla chips

That sounds so delicious, I think I am making my self very hungry just thinking about it.

Regular garlic is so boring.The one thing to note about this recipe is that roasting the garlic will really bring out the flavors in the salsa.

I think all of you are very creative and would come up with a great use for this salsa.  What is your creative idea for using this salsa?

So, how to make the banana salsa recipe? See below.

Front view of the Author Holding a Tortilla Chip Loaded with the Banana Salsa

Awesome Banana Salsa

A quick banana salsa recipe with fresh ingredients
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 204 kcal


  • 2 Bananas medium ripe
  • 2 Plum tomatoes small
  • 1/2 cucumber skinned and cubed
  • 1/4 cup red onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 sprigs cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tsp brown sugar adjust for taste
  • 3 tsp coconut flakes sweetened
  • 1/2 habanero peppers optional, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp peanuts optional, coarsely chopped


  • Place the lime juice in a medium bowl
  • Peel bananas and cut them in circular shapes directly into the lime juice
  • Stir the bananas and lime juice immediately to prevent them from browning
  • Add the brown sugar and mix well
  • Add cucumber to the bowl, mix well and set aside
  • On a stove top, take a medium pan and heat it on low for about 1 minute
  • Add the garlic and roast lightly for about 30 seconds
  • Add the roasted garlic in the bowl with the bananas
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and mix very well.
  • Do a taste test and adjust for taste


For best results, refrigerate for about an hour before serving


Serving: 4cupsCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1174mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 795IUVitamin C: 26.9mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1.6mg
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    1. Thank you, Des. It added sweetness and potassium without adding too much sugar.

    1. Thank you, Kathy. Banana tasted so great with this recipe. Even I was surprised.

    1. Thank you, Kristen. It not only transports you to St. Lucia, it puts a nice cocktail in your hand, puts you on a beach blanket and set you in front of the beach just as the sun is rising. 🙂

  1. Yeah, I get tired of tomato salsa too. I would have never thought to use bananas, but I can see how the flavor combination would work!

    1. Thank you, Sara. I think you will really like this new twist to old Salsa.

    1. Thank you, Janette. The sweetness and spiciness of these dish makes it so delicious

  2. I have never heard of banana salsa before Rini and looks and sounds delicious! This is not on my list to try!

    1. Thank you, Debra. You have to try it to believe it. Let me know how you like it.