In a recent study of more than three dozen fruits, papaya had the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber; This pretty, fresh-tasting salsa goes well with lowfat white or blue corn chips.
1 large ripe papaya, halved, seeded, peeled, and finely chopped
1cup finely chopped juicy ripe tomatoes, with juice, with or without seeds
½cup finely chopped seeded and peeled cucumber
¼cup finely chopped scallion
3tablespoonsfresh lime juice
1tablespoon finely chopped cilantro or parsley
2teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño or other chili pepper or to taste
In a medium bowl, combine the papaya, tomato, cucumber, scallion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, and a pinch of salt. Stir to blend. Let stand at room temperature until the mixture becomes juicy, about 20 minutes. Taste and correct seasonings.