The name of this dollop alone is enough to make you sigh. Avocado and papaya—doI really need to say more? Papaya’s key enzyme, papain, is a superb digestive aid and is often used in tenderizing blends. I designed this sweet, creamy salsa, which looks like edible confetti, to go with halibut, but it will take any fish or chicken dish from ballast to bling. Makes 2 cups
Papaya & Avocado Salsa
- 1 cup diced papaya
- 1 cup diced avocado
- 3 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Pinch of cayenne
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to combine. For optimal flavor, cover and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Substitute mango, pineapple, or tomato for the papaya. Substitute pomegranate seeds for the red bell pepper.
Gather the ingredients and cook along with LifeScape Nutritionist, Dana Bosselmann, as she creates this healthy & delicious salsa [here]!
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Reprinted with permission from The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods. Copyright © 2013 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.