Papaya is a deliciously sweet fruit with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency. Why wouldn’t you want to add it to every recipe? Enjoy these 24 perfect papaya recipes with friends and family…
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1. Papaya Cream Popsicles
While cleaning out the fridge last week, I came upon half a papaya that needed some love (aka I didn’t have the heart to throw it out.) Usually, I buy papaya strictly for juices (it’s anti-inflammatory and ya’ll know I need some of that!) but it looked past it’s juicing prime. So popsicles seemed the obvious choice in the heat of summer and because for some reason I couldn’t just cut it up and eat it like a normal person.
2. Papaya Greek Yogurt Parfait
Papaya Greek Yogurt Parfait ~ honey, vanilla Greek yogurt, papaya, granola and toasted coconut flakes married together in a glass full of happiness.
3. Papaya Salsa
Papaya Salsa it is, my friends. Something simple and something super easy to serve up at a party or an impromptu gathering. Salsa is always a hit for parties, pretty much a no-brainer, and I should emphasize that salsa making truly is relatively easy to do. Salsa is essentially a mixture of chopped fruits and vegetables with other herbs and seasonings. From there you can serve it up fresh or cooked, blended or unblended. It all depends on the final goal you have in mind.
4. Papaya Creme Brulee
Turn up the heat on summer puddings by adding tropical flavors and a blowtorch when you make this papaya creme brulee!
5. Brown Rice Papaya Salad
I grabbed papaya thinking about its yellow orangish color. Love this juicy, flavorful and versatile fruit and of course yellow is my favorite color. Papaya suited my mood perfectly.
6. Papaya Coconut Popsicles
These Papaya-Coconut Popsicles are a great treat for summer. They are tropical, creamy and refreshing. And I’m totally crushing on the color too (I’m obsessed with all things orange!). And they won’t screw up your bikini body. Definitely, give them a try. Everybody at my house loved them.
7. Mango Papaya Smoothie
Here I am using the papaya fruit in a smoothie/shake ’cause it is perfectly ripe and sweet!
8. Papaya, Mango, & Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups
The Whine Critics all approved! Bennett enjoyed them just as much as the regular fruit roll-up and didn’t care that they were way healthier. Cole was also pleased with them and happily packed them in his lunch. They sure didn’t last very long.
9. Papaya Lemonade
This papaya lemonade is a variation on the US classic – it’s fresh and mildly fruity; absolutely perfect for the summer. And really easy to make as well.
10. Papaya Salad Rolls
I think we can all agree that I still have a long ways to go in perfecting my wrapping technique, but luckily these Papaya Salad Rolls taste awesome anyway.
11. Vegan Ice Cream with Papaya & Coconut Milk
Today, I have made a simple ice cream with ripe papaya and coconut milk. To add some crunch and texture, I have added toasted pecans. The lime juice in the ice cream balances the sweetness from papaya. Papayas are a rich source of antioxidants, which is good for our cardiovascular system and also gives protection against colon cancer. Papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which helps to heal sports injuries. This enzyme also helps promote faster transit of food through your gut, which makes papaya a great aid to weight loss!
12. Strawberry Papaya Salad
This is one of those times when I very absentmindedly went grocery shopping and just threw everything into the cart with no plans at all and not much concern. It all worked out in the end. My overloaded fridge provided a great palette to create this beautiful salad.
13. Chile Lime Mango & Papaya
Fruit with attitude ~ SPICY Chile Lime Mango and Papaya. Certain recipes are almost too easy to mention. Yet, it’s the simple ideas that we all long for in this crazy whirl-wind we call life.
14. Strawberry Papaya Smoothie
This delicious Strawberry Papaya Smoothie is dairy-free and loaded with vitamins and fiber. Enjoy!
15. Papaya Seed Vinaigrette Dressing
Don’t throw away those seeds! Papaya seeds are good for you, and delicious drizzled over a salad in this Papaya Seed Vinaigrette Dressing.
16. Avocado Papaya Salad
This zesty salsa is delicious with chicken or white fish, but is just as lovely on its own—like summer on a plate. It is beautifully full of essential vitamins and antioxidants, which help to neutralize damaging free radicals often caused in the skin by UV radiation.
17. Papaya, Banana, & Coconut Muffins
Muffins are my go-to snacks. I started my muffin love-affair by baking regular muffins and gradually tried to make them healthier and more delicious by adding or removing various ingredients. Nowadays I use whole wheat flour or oat flour, omit the eggs and butter, and still end up with perfectly fluffy, most and delicious muffins.
18. Ginger Papaya Smoothie
Ginger Papaya Smoothie – A creamy papaya smoothie recipe with a kick. Healthy, delicious and incredibly easy to make.
19. Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Papaya Salsa
Pan seared Mahi Mahi topped with a tropical mango papaya salsa. The Mahi Mahi is cooked in coconut oil and a little butter to give it a crispy, brown exterior that pairs perfectly with the mildly spicy fruit salsa.
20. Energy Boosting Smoothie Papaya & Avocado
Energy boosting smoothie with papaya & avocado. This 5-minute vitamin C rich smoothie is fiber-rich, boosts your immunity & helps you feel full longer!
21. Papaya Mango Salsa
I think this Papaya Mango Salsa is going to be showing up a lot in future recipes as well. I have already used it on my Fish Tacos and Mahi Mahi with Panko, but never created a stand-alone post…until now. 😉
22. Mango & Papaya Chia Pudding
So apparently the end of the world supposed to happen a few days ago… I was comfortably seated at work, thinking of my next holidays, when the email showed up in my inbox. It was my other half informing me that we may have to postpone cinema plans due to the end of the world happening. It got me thinking, you see, about what would I make/bake for such an event.
23. Roasted Maple Papaya
Papayas are a wonderful fruit. It took me a while to get used to their mild flavor, but now I love them dearly. They make an excellent addition to breakfast or even a light dessert, and pair well with many foods as a side dish. They are very high in vitamin C and vitamin A and give you a nice dose of potassium and fiber as well.
24. Healthy Tummy Papaya Banana Smoothie
He took a bite and realized that it wasn’t his favorite fruit either. So what do you do with fruit you aren’t so fond of? Make a smoothie!
That is exactly what we did. Kind of not so long story short, we made one incredible papaya banana smoothie.