Papaya Maui Onion Salsa

At first glance these eye-catching chile peppers look like red jalapeno. However, they have a different flavor and are less meaty than Jalapeno. Red Fresnos are great roasted and added to salsas. Try grilling them alongside your steaks or in kabobs.

When roasting these they should char, blister, and become soft. Try substituting these in your favorite chile recipes.

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1 papaya (firm but ripe), diced
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 Maui or sweet onion, diced
1 red Fresno chile, diced
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. sugar or to taste
4 sprigs cilantro, chopped
4 sprigs mint leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
pinch cayenne and pinch kosher salt


Combine all the ingredients and adjust the seasonings according to the taste of your papaya and red fresno. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Recipe from Chile Pepper Magazine.