Simple, Healthy, Delicious: Cherimoya

Simple, Healthy, Delicious: Cherimoya

Almost everyone has a favorite way of eating cherimoya, whether it be out of hand, in a fruit salsa, or frozen and added into a smoothie…it’s such a unique and versatile fruit!

Cherimoya Salsa with Papaya and Avocado

Right now we have two fantastic varieties of papaya (a yellow-flesh for $3.99 lb. and a red-flesh for $1.99/lb.) as well as organic, California-grown Hass avocados at 2 for $3…the two combined with cherimoya and other standard salsa ingredients make a mouth-watering, fresh-tasting dip for chips or a topping for a white fish, such as Mahi mahi. Enjoy!


  • About ½ a papaya (total about 1 cup), peeled and diced
  • 1-2 cherimoya, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 large diced avocado (squirt some like juice on the diced avocado to help it from turning brown)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 3 limes, juice only
  • 1/2 cup Sigona’s Fresh Press olive oil
  • 2 red Thai chilies, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBL organic Agave nectar
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions: Cut, dice and juice ingredients as noted above. Mix everything together in a bowl and chill for 10-20 minutes to let flavors meld. Serve chilled.

Cook’s Note: remember, salsa is one of those dishes with which you have all creative liberties. Add more or less of any ingredient you wish to make it your very own!

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