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Papaya Salsa

Sweet and spicy summer salsa
Papaya Salsa
Photo courtesy of West of the Loop

This recipe blends together papaya, jalapenos and onions to make a refreshing and healthy dip with sweet and spicy flavors. 

Recipe courtesy of West of the Loop

Ready in
1 h and 10 m
10 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1/2 ripe papaya, peeled and diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • Juice and zest of two limes
  • 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon hot sauce, preferably Marie Sharp's
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, minced
  • Pinch of salt


In a large bowl, combine the papaya, red onion, red pepper and jalapeño and stir to combine.

Add the lime zest and juice, hot sauce, cilantro and salt and toss to combine.

Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more hot sauce if necessary.

(If your papaya is not sweet enough, you can add a bit of sugar or honey, if you are not concerned about keeping this recipe vegan.)

Cover and chill for at least an hour prior to serving to allow flavors to develop.