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Papaya Dressing Salad

I make this salad all year round and I'm sure you will too once you taste how scrumptious it is. My sister in law Heidi made it for me the first time and I've loved it ever since.

You will need a blender or a small food processor for the dressing. 

  • 1 head romaine lettuce (you can do a combination of greens that are crisp)
  • 1 papaya (skin should be yellow) 
  • 1 avocado
  • red onion slices (to your taste or optional)

Papaya Seed Dressing
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of the papaya seeds
  • 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup of light oil  (I use grapeseed but you can use olive or canola)
  • 2 green onions chopped up

  1. Blend the ingredients together until the seeds are ground quite fine but you can still see them.
  2. Put the dressing into the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. You can do this earlier in the day no problem. 
  3. Dice up all the salad ingredients.
  4. Put the salad on a pretty platter, and pour the dressing on top of it.
 This makes a really big salad and so if you are making it just for your family, only use as much dressing as you need and it will keep for another day.


  1. Yes I've seen this one on your other blog but it's worth posting again.
    A great summer salad..Thanks Lovella!

  2. I love it! I've been making it since you had it on your blog; in fact I have some dressing in my fridge right now and I find it keeps at least a week. Sometimes I've added some sweet onion vinaigrette dressing to the mix.

  3. i was just contemplating inviting all my aunts over for a luncheon, and this would be a nice change. i love serving them stuff they have never had before...chances are they have not had this.
    my mouth is watering

  4. Hmmm....maybe I will serve this with Charlotte's chicken and roasted potatoes and yams. Looks good

  5. Perfect for a hot summer evening!


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