Black Bean Papaya Salsa

This spicy, tart salsa is guaranteed to put some zest into that piece of grilled chicken or tofu
Dish Type: appetizers Lifestyle: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian

Ingredients

Sometimes all you need is a good condiment to spice up dinner. This spicy, tart salsa is guaranteed to put some zest into that piece of grilled chicken or tofu. It's also got a real nutritional kick , unlike most salsas, which practically begs you to make it for your family on a regular basis.

Makes 3 cups of salsa

For the salsa:

  • 3/4 cup black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 papaya, diced small
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced small
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced fine
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp flax seed oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Instructions

 

  1. Whisk together the lime juice, honey, flax seed oil, ginger, salt, and garlic.
  2. Add in the beans, papaya, peppers, and onion. Stir together and let sit for at least an hour to allow the flavours to meld.
  3. Just before serving stir in the cilantro.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.