Papaya salsa

Papaya Salsa1

About:

This salsa is bright and sweet, taking advantage of the tropical flavours available at the height of summer. The lime and chilli give balance to the mango and papaya. There’s a lovely crunch to the cucumber and fresh capsicum. It makes the perfect accompaniment to chips and fajitas.

Health Benefits:

This tropical fruit salsa features papayas, which contain vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. When shopping for a ripe papaya, look for skin that is turning from green to yellow. These bright colors also signify an abundance of carotenoids (including lycopene), anti-inflammatory antioxidants that may help protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. Low in calories, cholesterol free, papaya is a rich source of phyto-nutrients, minerals, dietary fiber, and vitamins.
Yields-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Papaya- 1cup (skin and seeds removed and finely diced)
  • Finely chopped red onion-1small
  • Cucumber- 1/2 medium (seeds scrapped out, finely diced)
  • Finely diced Red capsicum/bell pepper-1medium
  • Crushed/minced garlic-1clove
  • Finely green chilli- 1tsp (adjust as per the spice preferred)
  • Chopped mint- a handful
  • Salt and ground black pepper- to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime/lemon

Procedure:

  • Take a wide bowl and combine papaya, onion, cucumber, bell peppers mix well.
  • To this add chilli, garlic, mint, lime juice and toss together.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes and then serve chilled.

Papaya Salsa2

Note:

  • Spices and combination of veggies can be personalised as per the taste.
  • If you don’t liked chilled it can be served immediately.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 5, 2015, in Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. This looks delicious! I will put it on my list to try.

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  3. This looks delicious – thanks for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful looking dish!!

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  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  6. Oh, this looks great!

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  7. Chitra, I have never thought to add yellow papaya to a salad. I can see how it would perfectly the way you’ve made it. Yum!

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  8. Yumm will try this 😊

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