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Papaya Bruschetta Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Papaya Bruschetta

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"I love making this as an appetizer if we're planning on having a heavy dinner - it's a light healthful treat made with papaya, tomato and red pepper in a lovely papaya seed dressing. Awesome with pieces of fresh baguette, crackers or tortilla chips."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Cut papaya in half and remove seeds. Reserve 2 tablespoons of seeds for the dressing. Peel and dice the papaya, and place in a medium bowl. Add tomatoes, red onion, red pepper and basil, and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the papaya seeds, sugar, wine vinegar, oil, mustard and green onions. Process until smooth and thick, and most of the seeds have broken up. Pour over the papaya mixture and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Serve with slices of baguette.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2004

This Brushetta was colorful and so tasty. Just prior to serving I drained some of the excess mositure. It was a real hit.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 02, 2007

Definitely a different take on one of my favourites, bruschetta, but I found it to be a little too sweet. I love papayas, but the dressing ruined it for me. The sauce went all runny, and by the time it was served, I had soggy bread. Don't think I'll be making this one again.

 

28 Ratings

Mar 26, 2004

Wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars! My family loved it!

 
Jun 15, 2009

I HATE papaya, but we got some beautiful papayas as part of a Harry & David gift and I didn't want to waste them. This was surprisingly good! The tomato and vinegar offset the sweetness nicely. I recommend starting with no sugar, but add gradually to taste. I was also very unsure of what the papaya seeds would add-- I didn't know you could eat them. Our learning: yes, they're great as used here, but don't eat them alone! ;-) My daughter & I each crunched one before adding to the recipe. Don't try this at home. A little like crunching a black peppercorn. But in the blender as part of the dressing, they add a very unusual peppery flavor, like cracked pepper. For those who had problems with watery-ness: brush your baguette slices with a touch of olive oil (or spray lightly) and bake 5 min so they're good & crunchy, and definitely drain the salsa before spooning on. Thanks for a unique, light app that will be used several times this summer!

 
Jul 01, 2009

The original idea is a good one, but like many others I modified a bit. I don't eat processed or cooked food much, so I used a good quality organic olive oil, no sugar (addictive and highly processed), lettuce instead of bread (I am still looking for a good raw bread substitute and lettuce don't get soggy), and added dates to sweeten the sauce. It is true that a ripe papaya can make all the difference. Choose one that is mostly yellow, soft but not mushy, and heavy. Fresh ingredients are always best! I used basil, tomato and papaya from my garden. With these adjustments, it was wonderful!

 
Jan 02, 2010

This is a fantastic recipe! I have made it many times now and my family and friends love it. I add avacados which is good for more color and tastes good. Thanks so much for this recipe!

 
Jun 21, 2005

Delicious...I followed the recipe except I didn't use all the sugar. I took it to a party and it was a hit..Very healthy, perfect for a summer crowd pleaser.....

 
Sep 09, 2008

This was really yummy. I am going to rate it 5 stars even though I changed an ingredient (ok two). I didn't have any red wine vinegar so I used strawberry vinegrette and I used olive oil instead. Even if I would have followed it, it would have been just as yummy- so try it!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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