Papaya’s Independance

28 Jun

This Independence day you may want to add a little color and a different flavor to your grilled foods. This week’s recipe will not disappoint. Papaya can be added to just about anything to spruce it up. Its vibrant citrus color will tantalize your eyes while its sweet flavor will tantalize your taste buds. Papaya can be baked, grilled, raw, or even sautéed. It can be paired with anything from fruit to curries, ice cream, meat, fish, yogurt, or even caramel. Papaya is extremely versatile.

Here is a recipe that will work with just about anything that you put on the grill this Fourth of July.

Mango Melon Papaya Salsa

2 cups finely diced papaya
1 or 2 tbsp. finely diced cilantro (fresh)
1 or 2 minced shallots
1/4 cup diced red onion
½ or 1 lime, squeezed
Combine all ingredients, stir and let stand at room temperature for half an hour to an hour.

Here are some ways that you can pair your Papaya Salsa…

Swordfish Margarita with Papaya Salsa

Steamed Prawns with Papaya Honey Salsa

Red Quinoa topped with Cumin Seed and Garlic Sauteed Bok Choy, Tequila-Lime Roasted Tempeh, and Papaya Salsa

Turkey Tenderloin with Papaya Mango Salsa

Mmm take a bite out of that!

If you want to look more into grilling, take a look at “Guys Grilling it Up!”.


2 Responses to “Papaya’s Independance”


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