Thursday, July 3, 2008

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 this one . . .The ingredients for the salad itself are really simple . .

Fresh Crisp Romaine or you can do a combination of greens that are crisp
A Ripe Papaya . .(skin should be yellow) this ingredient is vital . . .without this you don't have anything to make the dressing with . .
1 Avocado (optional)
Red onion slices . . to your taste (optional)

Papaya Seed Dressing
Its the dressing that tastes really yummy . .in your blender. . put .. .

  • 1/3 cup sugar or to taste
    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 used grapeseed but you can use olive or canola

    2 green onions chopped up

Blend the ingredients together until the seeds are ground quite fine but you can still see them.
Put the dressing into the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. You can do this earlier in the day no problem.

Dice up all the salad ingredients . . .
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.

I brought this over from my other blog. . . so. .you may have seen this one already.


  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!