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Spice-dusted Papaya

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt
  • 1 lime, cut in half

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.