Atsara (Papaya Relish)


This atsara recipe is a Filipino relish made normally with very fresh green papayas. Sauerkraut can also be used.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 cups grated fresh green papaya

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into long strips

  • 2 green chile peppers, sliced into thin rings

  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced

  • 1 (1.5 ounce) box raisins

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Toss grated papaya with 1/4 cup salt together in a large bowl; allow to sit for 1 hour. Drain liquid from papaya and rinse thoroughly. Place papaya in the middle of a large piece of cheesecloth and squeeze to drain as much liquid from the papaya as possible.

  2. Combine papaya, carrot, bell pepper, chile peppers, ginger, and raisins together in a clean large bowl; mix. Transfer the mixture to clean, dry jars with lids.

  3. Stir vinegar, water, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Pour the vinegar mixture into the jars, making sure the vegetables are completely submerged in liquid. Allow vegetables to marinate in the liquid at least 1 day before using. Store in the refrigerator between uses.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 182mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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