Thursday, 31 May 2012

72. fruit or a salad or what?

Have you ever spent your precious time trying to buy just the right papaya or paw paw? I have and still do. I always turn the  and round to check if it will be the right one. Some say if the papaya is heavy then its good, if it is oval shape then it will be sweet. You can buy any shape and its all  like a pot luck. Some are extremely sweet and some can be unbearably spongy and bland. Now if you folks living in UK have spent pounds buying the precious tropical fruit and it turns out really bland you either have the option of eating it just the way it is or turning it into a delectable dish.... a salad. Yes not the raw papaya thai style salad but a ripe papaya salad.





PAPAYA SALAD
Serves 2

1½ to 2 cups papaya cubes
¼ cup finely chopped onion, red or white
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
½ cup diced cucumber
¼ cup diced red pepper
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tomato finely chopped

Dressing :
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp pepper, coarsely ground
½ tsp salt
1 tsp honey
  1. Mix the vegetables and fruits in a bowl.
  2. To prepare the dressing, whisk the oil, lemon juice,honey, salt and pepper together.
  3. Add the crumbled feta on top of the salad. Pour the dressing over it and serve.
Tips :
  • Don't use over ripe papaya. It will make the salad mushy. Freeze it and make a smoothie.
  • If the cucumber skin is tender, don't peel it. 
  • If you prefer add a finely chopped green chilli.

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

72. fruit or a salad or what?

Have you ever spent your precious time trying to buy just the right papaya or paw paw? I have and still do. I always turn the  and round to check if it will be the right one. Some say if the papaya is heavy then its good, if it is oval shape then it will be sweet. You can buy any shape and its all  like a pot luck. Some are extremely sweet and some can be unbearably spongy and bland. Now if you folks living in UK have spent pounds buying the precious tropical fruit and it turns out really bland you either have the option of eating it just the way it is or turning it into a delectable dish.... a salad. Yes not the raw papaya thai style salad but a ripe papaya salad.





PAPAYA SALAD
Serves 2

1½ to 2 cups papaya cubes
¼ cup finely chopped onion, red or white
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
½ cup diced cucumber
¼ cup diced red pepper
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tomato finely chopped

Dressing :
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp pepper, coarsely ground
½ tsp salt
1 tsp honey
  1. Mix the vegetables and fruits in a bowl.
  2. To prepare the dressing, whisk the oil, lemon juice,honey, salt and pepper together.
  3. Add the crumbled feta on top of the salad. Pour the dressing over it and serve.
Tips :
  • Don't use over ripe papaya. It will make the salad mushy. Freeze it and make a smoothie.
  • If the cucumber skin is tender, don't peel it. 
  • If you prefer add a finely chopped green chilli.
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