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: 4.5 stars 45
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: 5 stars 9
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: 4.5 stars 29
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: 4.5 stars 25
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: 4.5 stars 73
I made this for my husbands birthday, and it was a hit. We both ooohed and aaahed throughout dinner.

Fresh Papaya Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
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 10
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: 4.5 stars 9
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: 4.5 stars 24
Papaya's sunny flavor is a great addition to banana and strawberry, the traditional smoothie favorites.

Georgie's Mango Papaya Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
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: 5 stars 7
This Filipino relish is made normally with very fresh green papayas. Sauerkraut can also be used.

Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Bowls)

Rating: 5 stars 5
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

Tropical Island Fruit Salad
Rating: Unrated 2
A bright, beautiful, and delicious fruit salad. This goes well with jerk chicken or another island meal.
Supercharged Smoothie
Rating: Unrated 7
A great turmeric smoothie loaded with protein.
Fruit Batido
Rating: 4 stars 4

Cool, refreshing drink with a milk base that is a common drink in Latin America, namely Panama. Can be made with almost any type of meaty fruit. Any type of fruit can be used in place of the papaya, such as cantaloupe or peaches. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator. If stored, be sure to stir before serving. Enjoy!