Papaya Salsa with Jicama Chips


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Per Serving: 105 calories, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 10 g dietary fiber, 304 mg sodium. From Our Recipe Files: A Something Different Recipe by


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
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 medium jicama


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.

Meanwhile, use paring knife to peel brown skin from jicama and cut away fibrous layer beneath it. Cut a thin slice off bottom and stand jicama on work surface. Using large knife, cut jicama vertically into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices. Stack oval slices, including uneven ones, and halve vertically. 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.

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.

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