Spice-dusted Papaya

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

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 33
  • Calories from fat: 5.5%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.2g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 2.8mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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


  1. 1. Cut papayas into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange on a platter.
  2. 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. 3. Sprinkle papaya slices evenly with spice mixture and lightly with salt. Squeeze lime over papayas.
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