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How to Eat Caribbean Red Papaya

by
author image Tara Carson
Based in Richmond, Va., Tara Carson has written articles for editorial and corporate online and print publications for more than 10 years. She has experience as an adjunct professor of nutrition at Northwest Christian University and holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and nutrition from Virginia Commonwealth University.
How to Eat Caribbean Red Papaya
Remove papaya seeds efficiently with an ice cream scoop. Photo Credit George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The tart, sweet flavor of the tropical papaya adds tanginess and visually appealing color to a variety of dishes. Its nutritional profile is also valuable, including significant levels of the antioxidant lycopene and vitamin C. One fruit can provide the amount needed to prepare several recipes; the size range peaks at 20 lbs. If the papaya is unripe, store it in a paper bag at room temperature to speed the maturation process.

Papaya Salsa

Step 1

Place the papaya, pineapple and avocado pieces in a bowl.

Step 2

Add the lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and serve with corn chips.

Papaya Sorbet

Step 1

Combine sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Boil until the mixture reduces to a thick syrup.

Step 2

Add the diced papaya, lime juice and syrup to a food processor. Puree the mixture.

Step 3

Process the papaya puree in an ice cream maker. Chill in the freezer and serve.

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Papaya Shrimp Salad

Step 1

Add the avocado, papaya, shrimp and garlic to the salad bowl.

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup of pineapple vinaigrette dressing and toss with the salad bowl ingredients.

Step 3

Add the salad greens and toss the bowl contents. Chill, add toasted peanuts and serve.

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