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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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


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.

May 1999
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