This is fresh and easy, perfect for a summer meal.
It was my first time ever using papaya. When choosing the fruit, look for a papaya that will give slightly under pressure (like an avocado) and is yellowish color. Clean out the seeds, they supposed taste like pepper, I made my husband try one, haha.
Tropical Fusion Salad with Spicy Tortilla Strips
2 cups cubed papaya
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ripe avocado, cubed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup raisins or craisins
1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup orange juice
2 T. lime juice
1/2 T. cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 t. chili powder, divided
1/4 t. sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 corn tortillas, cut into 1/4 inch strips
In a large bowl, combine the papaya, beans, avocado, corn, raisins, pepper, cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, 1/2 t. chili powder, sugar and salt.
Place tortilla strips on baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with the remaining chili powder. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve with the salad.