Papaya, Pepperdew and Lime Salsa

, from Issue #51. September, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Papaya, Pepperdew and Lime Salsa

This looks like summer in a bowl and tastes fresh and zingy with the combination of papaya, lime juice and mint.


1 small, firm but ripe papaya (you need 2 cups of diced papaya)
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
6 pepperdews, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
finely grated zest and juice 1 large lime
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons chopped mint
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Put 1 cup of the diced papaya on a large plate and crush with a potato masher.

Scrape into a bowl with all the juice. Add all the remaining ingredients and season then transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with corn chips and blanched flat green beans. Makes about 1½ cups