Atsara Recipe (Pickled Green Papaya)

Atsara Recipe

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5 from 2 reviews

The Filipino version of Atsara Recipe equivalent to the pickle relish, though we enjoyed it in a different way.  We usually paired with fried foods and rice.  It was like the ketchup to our burger or fries, and it went with just anything.  We love the taste of sweet and sour flavor, some like hot and spiciness of Atsara.


  • 11/2 cups grated raw papaya
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Black ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. Finely chopped fresh ginger


  1. Mix grated papaya, carrot and sweet red pepper in a deep glass bowl. Set aside.
  2. Boil the vinegar, sugar, ginger, salt and pepper uncovered in a cooking pan for 2 – 4 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable mixture cover for 5 – 8 minutes, then remove from the pan to a glass bowl, let it cool and then refrigerate.


For other versions of Atsarang Papaya, you can also watch this video for more.