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I love making this as an appetizer if we're planning on having a heavy dinner. It's a light, healthful treat made with papaya, tomato, and red pepper in a lovely papaya seed dressing. Awesome with pieces of fresh baguette, crackers, or tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut papaya in half and remove seeds. Reserve 2 tablespoons of seeds for the dressing. Peel and dice the papaya, and place in a medium bowl. Add tomatoes, red onion, red pepper and basil, and set aside.

  • In a food processor or blender, combine the papaya seeds, sugar, wine vinegar, oil, mustard and green onions. Process until smooth and thick, and most of the seeds have broken up. Pour over the papaya mixture and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Serve with slices of baguette.

Editor's Note:

Please note the slight substitution of ingredients as well as the toasting of the bread when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fat 8.1g; sodium 372.9mg. Full Nutrition