Prep Time: 10 minutes
This is an island favorite. Here we make this one all year round. We have these fruits growing almost all year round. For the holidays or family get together I love to make this as a salad. I omit the hot chilies for the children but for the rest of us I need to make two bowls.
1 Large Ripe Avocado
1 Large Ripe Mango
1 Large Ripe Papaya
Salt and Pepper to taste
Vinegar (you may use the raw apple cider vinegar if you choose)
1 to 2 Fresh Ripe Chilies (optional)
Cut in half the avocado and remove the seed from the center. Take the meat from the avocado and cut into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
Remove the skin from the ripe mango. Slice off the sections of fruit from the seeds. The sections will be rather large. You will need to make slices out of each section. Then cut the slices into bite size pieces and place in your bowl along with the avocado.
Cut the papaya in half and remove the seeds. You can scoop out the fruit using a spoon or take your knife and remove the skin. Make smaller slices out of the papaya and cut into small bite size pieces and place in the same bowl as the avocado and mango.
Take your chilies and cut down the middle. Remove the seeds. Cut these into very small slivers to add to the bowl of avocado, mango, and papaya. At this point you can adjust how spicy you want this salsa. If you are like me the hotter the better and I add a few extra chilies to mine. I enjoy the flavor of the chilies and how well they mix with the other ingredients.
Cut your lime in half and squeeze the lime juice over the top of the avocado, mango, papaya and chilies in your bowl. The lime juice adds flavor to the mixture plus help to keep the avocados from turning brown on you.
The vinegar is added to the bowl. I normally do not measure this and just add enough to keep the avocados from turning brown in the bowl. If you were to measure it would be around 2 to 3 teaspoons of vinegar. This along with the lime juice will allow you to keep this in your refrigerator up to 3 days. If your family is likes ours here on the islands you will be lucky if you can keep this one the table for 3 hours.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well all the ingredients in the bowl.
Put in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.
This can be served as a side dish with any meal. It is possible to make your own home made chips and eat this as you would any other salsa.
If you are looking for a nice salad for your meal just omit the chilies. To eat as a salad with chilies is also delicious but might take away from the rest of your meal.
What is so different about this salsa is the fact that once you eat some of the hotter chilies inside and taste the mangos this cools off the taste of the chilies and adds a cool refreshing taste for your taste buds to enjoy.
For breakfast in the morning here on the islands my sister in law will take this salsa and put it over rice to have as her breakfast. This makes a delicious snack, meal, or salad any time of the day or night.