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Appetizer, Vegetarian |40 calories per serving|30 minute recipe

Papaya Salsa with Jicama Chips

This content was last updated on February 7, 2020

We’re featuring this popular recipe from the files, just in time for picnic season. With just a little chopping and whisking you can whip up a colorful, fresh and fruity version of ever-popular salsa. Pair with sweet and crunchy jicama for a refreshing appetizer that also packs a cancer protective punch with nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids and fiber.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups diced papaya
  • 2/3 cup chopped plum tomato, seeded
  • 1/2 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or table salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium jicama
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Makes 12 servings (about ⅓ cup per serving). Per serving: 40 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 125 mg sodium, 4 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.

Directions

  1. In mixing bowl, combine papaya, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and chile pepper to make the salsa. Toss gently with fork. In small bowl, whisk lime juice and cumin with sea salt and 3-4 grinds pepper until salt dissolves. Pour over salsa and toss to combine. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, use paring knife to peel brown skin from jicama and cut away fibrous layer beneath it.
  3. Stack oval slices, including uneven ones, and halve vertically.
  4. Cut slices into 2- to 3-inch pieces. You can store sliced jicama in a bowl of water in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours if not serving immediately. Drain and pat dry before using.
  5. Just before serving, mix cilantro into salsa. Spoon salsa into serving bowl in center of serving plate. Arrange sliced jicama around it to use as dippers.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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