Thursday, May 23, 2013

Papaya Salsa

Half a papaya, diced
1/4 medium red onion, finely diced
1/4 green capsicum, finely diced
2 vietnamese mint leaves, finely shredded
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons lime juice

Mix all together. 

Serve with seafood, chicken or pork.
It would be equally as awesome with a bit of pineapple added to it, or whatever else you fancy, tomato, cucumber. 

You could use coriander and a little chilli in the place of the vietnamese mint. I used the mint because that's what I have growing right now.  It has a corianderish flavour with a hot bite to it.

I found a plant in the bargain bin for $1 because it was on it's last legs at the nursery. It was sold under the name of 'laksa leaf'. Make sure if you buy some you put it in a pot, it will run rampant in the ground!

I never have a lemon or lime for that matter when I need one. What I do have is citric acid in the pantry. Brett once decided to make lemonade and it's been sitting there ever since. I drop the smallest pinch in a couple of tablespoons of water and voila, lemon juice! It's workin out for me at the moment anyway....

If you have any left over papaya, puree about half a cup and mix together with a tablespoon of honey for a refreshing face mask.

Papaya contains natural enzymes that remove dead skin cells and honey will moisturise. 

Leave on for 15 minutes, preferably in hot bath with a glass of your favourite bubbly, garnished with a chunk of papaya. Mmmm, bubbly......

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  1. Yummo, looks delish! Monique via #TUST

    1. Thanks Monique. Papaya is a bit weird, not a bad weird, but this was quite refreshing.

  2. Alicia, great recipe. You have reminded me to get out and get some herbs. I have been on a cooking from scratch frenzy this week but no fresh herbs! Might be a project to do with the kids. Also, it has been a little while since I have visited you but Love your blog header!

    1. Thanks, I had a bit of a break and redid my header. Love using herbs to flavour food. I have to go pick some to make a blend for dried herbs, I am running out. A herb garden bed, or pots, is the perfect thing to plant out close to the front or back door :)

  3. I have to say I'm no papaya fan but this does sound nice! And I agree - mmmm bubbly x

    1. You could use mango and pineapple instead of papaya. Or just drink a lot of bubbly and you won't even care what you're eating!! Mmmm....bubbly :)

  4. OOohh that looks yummy!!!

    #tust visiting!

    1. It wasn't bad! Hubby eyed it off in the fridge, that is the salmon and the salsa. I did get a taste :)

  5. It looks great , I couldn't buy any papaya yesterday :(.

  6. That looks lovely Alicia, thanks for entering. Jac


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