Pineapple-Papaya Salsa Recipe

    
Mario Limaduran
Mario Limaduran

Is there anything better than a bite of sweet, tangy, refreshing fruit salsa with some grilled chicken or fish? Don't think so! To keep the summer vibes alive all year long, I've created this simple pineapple-papaya salsa recipe to bring some life into your weekly meal prep. Ready in less than 10 minutes, this sauce pairs well Trifecta chicken and fish and makes a great topping for classic meals. Heck, go crazy and put it on steak, whatever floats your boat! 

How to Make this Salsa

This recipe supplies twelve servings total - 2 tablespoons per serving.

To make this salsa, you are going to need the following fresh ingredients:

Kitchen Needs:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board

Step One

Dice pineapple and papaya into small pieces, all roughly the same size and shape. Combine in a bowl or Tupperware container (with lid) and set aside until you're ready to dig in (more on this later).

Not interested in breaking down a pineapple? Try canned or pre-cut fruit. You can also sub in diced apples, mango, peaches or just stick with straight pineapple. 

Fun fact: Pineapple and papaya contain digestive (proteolytic) enzymes that may help you digest and absorb protein more efficiently (1,2,3).

Step Two

Mince shallots. Keep on a bowl. If using red pepper flakes, add them with the shallots.

Wash, drain, and pat dry the herbs. Remove the thick bottom part of the stems and discard. Finely chop (chiffonade) your cilantro and parsley. Combine herbs and shallots in the same bowl along with the with oil. Set aside. 

Step Three

Peel and grate fresh turmeric and ginger root and add into the fruit mixture. 

Season with black pepper and mix everything together. 

Step Four

Once ready to dig in, in a separate bowl, combine your desired amount of fruit mixture with the herb and oil blend and enjoy (ideally a 2:1 ratio of fruit to herbs)!

Pro Tip: Keep your fruit mixture separate from oil and herb blend. The pineapple and the papaya have enzymes that can cause a change in flavor.

Serve this With

This sauce pairs perfectly with most poultry and seafood proteins, but also steak! Here are some of our favorite ways to use it: 

Or add this sauce to your weekly meal prep to add a serving of healthy fats and take the flavor up a notch!

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Pineapple-Papaya Salsa

Cook time: 0 min
Prep time: 10 min
Yield: 12
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Description

Sweet, tangy, and fresh, this fruit-based salsa will add some life to your meal prep. Make this in less than ten minutes and enjoy with Trifecta proteins all week long! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Papaya, small diced
  • 1 cup Pineapple, small diced 
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh, chiffonade 
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh, chiffonade
  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled, grated 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled, grated 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Dice pineapple and papaya into small pieces, equal in size. Set aside.
  2. Mince shallots, cilantro, parsley and combine with oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Peel and grate fresh turmeric and ginger root into the fruit mix. Add in black pepper and mix together.
  4. Once ready to enjoy, mix the fruit and shallot-herb mix and serve!

Notes

  • Keep fruit mixture separate from oil and herb blend. The pineapple and the papaya have enzymes that can breakdown certain ingredients, causing a change in flavor.

Nutrition facts

serves 12 - 2 Tbsp
Calories Per Serving: 30
% Daily Value
3% Total Fat 2g
0% Cholesterol 0mg
0% Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
0% Vitamin A
2% Vitamin C

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