Papaya Recipes

Browse 30 papaya recipes including green papaya salad, jams and sauces. Try papaya in a soup or lasagna; You won't be disappointed!

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Mango Papaya Salsa

Rating: 4.72 stars
A delicious salsa that can be served with chicken or fish. Great on a warm summer day!

Grilled Macadamia-Crusted Tuna with Papaya Salsa

Rating: 4.71 stars
I recently read about the health benefits of macadamia nuts so I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes that combines them with grilled tuna. It's a great healthy summer recipe!

Papaya Bruschetta

Rating: 4.55 stars
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.

Thai-Inspired Confetti Salad

Rating: 4.48 stars
Give your veggies a Thai twist. Serve this salad alone or over rice noodles for a light lunch.
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Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
I made this for my husbands birthday, and it was a hit. We both ooohed and aaahed throughout dinner.

Fresh Papaya Jam

Rating: 4.48 stars
I have a tree in my backyard and needed to get the large papayas used up. So here is a delicious jam recipe.

Papaya-Stuffed Chicken and Basmati Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars
My husband came up with this recipe to serve for Valentine's Day. The basmati rice flavor melds perfectly with the fruity sauce.

Papaya Boats

Rating: 4.38 stars
Papayas stuffed with yogurt, raisins, strawberries, and walnuts are topped with honey. Choose ripe papayas with reddish-brown skin that is soft to the touch; avoid green papayas, as they are not yet ripe. Organic ingredients taste best!

Papaya Surprise Smoothie

Rating: 4.29 stars
Papaya's sunny flavor is a great addition to banana and strawberry, the traditional smoothie favorites.

Georgie's Mango Papaya Salad

Rating: 4.28 stars
A nice, refreshing tart and sweet salad made with mango, papaya and avocado that is excellent for any time of year. This will turn any meal into a special occasion. Perfect for tropical themed parties!

Atsara (Papaya Relish)

Rating: 4.83 stars
This Filipino relish is made normally with very fresh green papayas. Sauerkraut can also be used.

Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Bowls)

Rating: 4.83 stars
Bionicos are tasty fruit bowls, drizzled with crema - a combination of yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, and Mexican crema. Any seasonal fresh fruit can be used. They originated in street food carts in Guadalajara, Mexico, and are commonly topped with shredded coconut, raisins, and granola.

Inspiration and Ideas

Green Papaya Salad
Rating: Unrated
Cucumber can replace the green papaya in this salad.
Fresh Mango Papaya Salsa
Rating: Unrated
A fresh salsa for summer!

Tropical Island Fruit Salad

Rating: 5 stars

A bright, beautiful, and delicious fruit salad. This goes well with jerk chicken or another island meal.