Citrus-Papaya Salsa with a Chipotle Glaze

Total Time
15 Mins


Mysterious and intense, this salsa has a gradual impact that sneaks up on you. The flavors intensify the longer it sits around. Serve it with any savory dish, or with toast and cheese.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins


60 cal
Total Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
0 mg
24 mg
14.5 g
Dietary Fiber
2.5 g
1 g


  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 3 cups water, boiling
  • 3 or 4 oranges, medium
  • 1 papaya (1 pound), ripe
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chiles*, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey, light-colored


  1. Place the onion in a strainer over a bowl in the sink. Pour in the boiling water, and let it drain for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Peel the oranges, then section them over a medium-sized bowl, to save all the juices.
  3. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. (You can reserve them and use them as a garnish.) Dice the pulp, and add it to the oranges au jus. Add the remaining ingredients (including the onions), and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Serve cold, topped with the reserved papaya seeds, if desired.

*Note: Use chipotle chiles out of a can. Wash your hands and cutting surface after preparing them.