Fruit Stew

serves 2 ~ $2.48 per serving 
  • 1 mango, cubed ($1.49)
  • 1 papaya, cubed ($.99)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped ($.69)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped ($.05)
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped ($.89)
  • 1 jalapeno, minced ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice ($.45)
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes


  • In
    a food processor fitted with an “S blade, puree about a third of each
    of the mango, papaya, and cucumber and the olive oil and salt until
    very smooth. This is the stew base. 
  • In a large bowl, add the remaining
    chopped mango, papaya, and cucumber, along with the onion, red bell
    pepper, and jalapeno. Stir to mix. 
  • Add the lime juice and stir again.
    Serve with a bit of black pepper and a few crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Most
    of the heat of a jalapeno is found in the seeds. I like this kind of
    spicy so I include most of the seeds from the jalapeno. If you prefer a
    bit more mild taste, just leave out most or all of the seeds.

nutritional information       calories: 289      fat: 14 gr      carbs: 43 gr       protein: 3 gr

7 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    Yummm, this looks tasty!

  2. lynndiane64 says:

    Where do you get 99 cent papayas, and how big are they? Here they're the size of footballs and cost $6-$7.

  3. Brigitte says:

    Hello Lisa, Your recipes are amazing and very helpful. I was wondering if the calorie content you post is per serving or for the entire recipe? thank you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.