Papaya and Black Bean Salsa
By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
This yummy salsa incorporates both fruit and veggies!

  • Prep Time: less than 30 minutes
Category: Appetizers, Dips & Salsa
Serves: 8
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, Green, Blue


1 medium, ripe papaya, cut into small dice
1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
2 small red peppers cut into small dice
1 red onion, cut into small dice
2 jalapenos, minced
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons orange juice   


Combine all ingredients and adjust seasoning.  Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salsa is an excellent accompaniment for grilled fish, shrimp or chicken.  Enjoy as a dip with taco chips.

Each serving provides:
an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C; and a good source of fiber.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    76
  • Carbohydrates:    12g
  • Total Fat:    3.0g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.4g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    32%
  • Sodium:    428 mg
  • Protein:    2g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Southern Specialties. This recipe meets Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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