11 Feb, 2010
Savory Papaya Salad or Salsa — Don’t Miss This Simple, Luscious Raw Recipe!
Who said salsas have to have tomato in them? Certainly not me… Papaya makes a great substitute for tomato in a salsa! This fresh, all-raw recipe would make for an interesting change of pace the next time you entertain.
For my part… I ate it all up just as you see, and it made quite a filling dinner as a savory fruit salad with not a thing on the side. The papaya is ridiculously luscious, and the salad just explodes with flavor, even though it is very simple.
For variety and additional color (as if it need more color…), add some fresh cilantro. But simply as-is, it makes for a tasty dish that’s also, happily enough, wonderful for the digestion and the skin.
And so festive!
Recipe for: Savory Papaya Salad or Salsa — Don’t Miss This Simple, Luscious Raw Recipe!
- flesh from 1/2 giant red papaya, slice into thin chunks
- 3 very thin slices of red onion, chopped (do not include the stronger-tasting white inner part of the onion — cut from the end that is entirely red)
- 1 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil
- 1 teaspoon raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (or fresh lemon or lime juice…)
- 1/4 teaspoon quality natural salt, such as Himalayan Crystal salt
- Optional: 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Combine all ingredients gently in bowl and serve!
Eat as-is, or use as a salsa or “raw taco” filling served in bibb lettuce leaves or delicate, small white cabbage leaves. Excellent with salted raw or “rawish” organic tortilla chips!