I used to think that the only sensible use for papaya was in Body Shop’s foot cream… until Dad made this absolutely fabulous salad for me. That’s when I finally understood why God created the papaya!
All you need is:
- 1 Raw Papaya
- 2 limes
- 2 tsps sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 generous handful of peanuts
- a bowl of ice
With a peeler peel the papaya. Cut in half. Then with the peeler scrape out thin slivers of the papaya. Use mainly the green part, don’t use the inside red part.
Put the slivers in the ice bowl and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Roast the peanuts without oil until nice and crunchy. Let them cool. Rub them to remove the husk.
Just before serving, squeeze the juice of the limes into a small bowl. Don’t over squeeze otherwise the juice will turn bitter. Add in the sugar and mix well till it dissolves. Add the salt.
Add the chilled papaya slivers into the serving bowl, add a few peanuts to it and drizzle with the lime juice.
Have it on hot summer afternoons as a prelude to a light soup or lunch.