Spice-dusted Papaya

Notes: Serve as a salad, or as a relish with grilled chicken, fish, or pork.
Makes 4 servings


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1 to 1 1/2 pound firm-ripe papayas, peeled and seeded
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 lime, cut in half


1. Cut papayas into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange on a platter.

2. In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over low heat, stir ground cumin, cayenne, ground nutmeg, and pepper until the spices are fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat.

3. Sprinkle papaya slices evenly with spice mixture and lightly with salt. Squeeze lime over papayas.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 33
Caloriesfromfat 5.5 %
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 8.2 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Sodium 2.8 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg