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Avocado, Mango, and Papaya Salsa
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Avocado, Mango, and Papaya Salsa

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

1 Lime

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.

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  1. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    Yumm thanks for sharing this
    1. No Name
      You are welcome
  2. Trinity Marron
    Trinity Marron
    This sounds so good. I never thought to put this all together. I had mango salsa before but not this combination will have to try this
    1. No Name
      Thank you hope you enjoy
  3. Theophile
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much
  4. Terry McGee
    Thank you for sharing this. Sounds so good
    1. No Name
      You are welcome
  5. moregreensplease
    My shopping list already has mango,avocado and chllies. Now I am adding to it papaya. Such a good article,sounds poetic. Voted!
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much. I love this and it is so good. You can make a dip, add to rice, add to pasta, or eat as a salad. This is one that has such good flavor and is wonderful mixture when you eat it together.
  6. mystic40s
    When you say chiles - are those the long green ones that they use in chili rellenos?
    1. No Name
      No they are not these. The chilies are the smaller ones that are used in hot sauce or other Mexican food. They are the smaller variety that is used for eating on the table or cooking.
      1. mystic40s
        Ok..I don't usually buy them, cuz I never know what kind to get
        1. No Name
          In this dish it does not matter. I have 6 different kinds growing here and I just pick some of the ones that have turned red and are ready to eat. I normally grow chilies so that I can dry them, take out the seeds, crush them and use them for cooking.
  7. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    it sounds good. i want to try this as a fruity salad.
    1. No Name
      This makes an great fruit salad. When I make this for the children I never add the hot peppers to this because they would never eat it. Here it is a fruit salad for them and it sure is good.
  8. Bernice
    This looks so cool and refreshing I will make this one for sure. voted


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