Papaya Recipes

Papaya Recipes

Papaya Recipes For Juicing, Salsa, Salads, and more…

Papaya is high in antioxidants and beneficial to your overall cardiovascular health.  Papaya recipes are considered one of the top protectors against inflammation, infections and cancerous growths. There is a unique enzyme in papaya juice that helps protein digestion by alkalizing body tissues. There are more than 40 species of papayas, but the organic papaya is the only source for super health benefits.  Papaya was the first GMO product to be shipped out of the USA…Scary, hugh?

There are many health benefits from Papayas that are not well known, because the GMO papaya found in the USA has little of these benefits.  In fact, they seem to taste like water because they were genetically engineered that way.  Water costs little and yet papaya sells for much money.  Organic papaya are rich in vitamin C,  folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, calcium and a great antioxidant!

Papaya is well know for the natural digestive enzymes that help break down proteins into amino acids. In fact, Papaya recipes, just like pineapple recipes are used in many instances to aid in digestion.

Juicing Papayas

Papaya can be juiced whole, including the skin, seeds and leaves.  A Vitamix will be needed to break down the high fiber content.  If you have another kind of mixer you’ll have to seed and skin them.  Although the skin and seeds may have a bitter taste, they are also very healthy.Expect a syrupy thick consistency and dilute with other liquid, ice, or more juicy fruit. We like to combine papaya with oranges and/or apples to create more liquid.Juicing Papaya Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups papaya (Solo or Mexican) chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 16 fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

Directions

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs.

 Juicing Papayas

 

 

Papaya Salad Recipe

 
Papaya Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb (4 oz) crab meat, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 3 TBS rice vinegar
  • 2 TBS fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sucanat
  • 1/4 tsp sriracha
  • 1 TBS fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Hawaiian papaya

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the crabmeat and peppers together.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, fish sauce, sucanat, sriracha, lime juice and mayonnaise.
  3. Pour the dressing over the crabmeat and peppers and toss to coat.
  4. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
  5. Mound the crab salad into the hollow of each papaya half.
  6. Serve cold!

Approximate cost/serving: This is definitely one of the more expensive dishes you’ll see on Eating Richly.  Hawaii is only one of few states that grow organic Papaya.  The entire USA crop has been genetically modified, so LOOK OUT! Organic Papaya are much smaller than the GMO Papaya, so individual servings are easier to find.  However, the cost of the organic specimin is higher than the tainted Papaya you’ll find in the Supermarket. Crab can be very affordable on sale, you can even use canned crab.  The crab I found on sale cost me about $5.oo to make this dish, so $2.75 a serving.  But you’d probably have to pay at least $10 for this in a restaurant, so it’s worth it to make at home!

Papaya Salad Recipe

 

 

 Papaya Salsa

Ingredientspapaya salsa

  • 1 small chayote, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 1/2 cups papaya ( Organic Hawaiian) chunks (1/2 inch)
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 or 2 fresh Scotch bonnet chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

  1. Bring 3/4 cup water, the chayote, and carrots to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add papaya, vinegar, chiles, sugar, and salt. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, until chayote and carrots are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Process one-third of mixture in a food processor; return to saucepan, and stir to combine. Salsa can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks; serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.

Papaya Salsa

 

 

Papaya, Jicama, Shrimp & Coconut Recipe

IngredientsPapaya Recipes

  • 1 cup papaya (Organic Hawaiian), cubes (1/2 inch), plus 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh papaya seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or light vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large Jicama or 2 large Belgian endives, cut into matchsticks (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups very thinly sliced English (hothouse) cucumber (1/2 cucumber)
  • 12 jumbo shrimp (peeled and grilled)
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut

Directions

  1. Whisk together papaya seeds, ginger, lime juice, grapeseed oil, and salt in a medium bowl. Add Jicama or endive, cucumber, papaya cubes, and shrimp; gently toss.
  2. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve

Papaya, Jicama, Shrimp & Coconut Recipe

 

Papaya Recipes Video

 

Papaya Recipes

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