Papayas are a versatile fruit with a buttery texture and tangy, tropical flavour. A ripe papaya should feel soft when applying light pressure and have smooth unblemished skin.
Did you know you can also eat the seeds? Papaya seeds can be repurposed as a substitute for black pepper. Simply rub the seeds with a dish towel to remove the slippery coating, spread them on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake on low heat until they break apart when crushed.
But don't worry about baking for any of these recipes - all you'll need is a knife, cutting board and a blender.
A sweet breakfast or a hearty dessert, layers of mango papaya mousse and chia pudding are tasty any time of the day. Recipe here.
No need to reach for a can when making your own salsa is so easy! This sweet and savoury salsa is a party favourite. Recipe here.
This brunch-worthy recipes includes instructions for a homemade lemon cashew cream cheese, but you could always just add some lemon juice and zest to regular cream cheese if you're in a hurry. Recipe here.
Papaya Passion Smoothie
This sweet smoothie packs a tropical punch and is a breeze to make. Recipe here.