The papayas that most frequently appear on the market are the Solo varieties from Hawaii. These fruits are pear-shaped, about 6 inches long, and weigh from 1 to 2 pounds each.
1 small papaya (12 ounces) or 2 medium mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup corn kernels, thawed frozen or fresh (from 2 ears)
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
In a medium bowl, stir together the papaya, bell pepper, corn, cilantro, lime juice, and chili powder. Refrigerate until ready to use. This will keep for up to 1 day; after that the fruit will be too watery.
Makes 3 cups servings.
Per 1/2 cup: 33 calories, 0.2g total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 2g dietary fiber, 8g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 4mg sodium.