Monday, March 5, 2012

Papaya & Cucumber Salad

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I love the color of papaya and the nutritional value in it and buy it often from the farmer's market. But not always the fruit is sweet and if it is slightly sweet , I make a smoothie or milk shake. But the one which I got  last week was absolutely bland and it wasn’t worth making anything sweet out of it.  I make pineapple and mango salsa with bland pineapple and mangoes. These fruits turn out great in salads with some salt and pepper and that’s how this idea of pineapple salad came to my mind.  Very easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious and refreshing. Do try it out some time when you papaya in hand and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – Nil
Serves – 2

Ingredients

Papaya – Peeled and Cubed 2 Cups
Cucumber – 1 (Peeled and deseeded and cubed)
Onion – half red onion chopped into fine pieces (small in size)
Cilantro – handful
Lemon juice – 1 Tsp or to taste
Salt – 1/2 Tsp
Crushed black pepper – 1 Tsp or more to taste

Method

1) In a bowl combine papaya, cucumber, onion and cilantro.
2) To this add salt, pepper and lemon juice.
3) Toss and serve.

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This goes to Beat the Heat by Best of Kitchen.
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34 comments:

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

The green color is terrific!! Simply good. :)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

colorfull simple diet salad..healthy

Julie said...

Very healthy n delicious salad,yummy!!
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Hema said...

What a healthy and colorful salad..

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I love papaya but have never been very good at picking them out, they are always bland/not very sweet. This is just a perfect way to use those that are subpar. Thank you!

Indulge said...

You are already welcoming summer. I got a papaya form the store but it is very green from outside. I wanted to make the salsa that we get in Whole foods, so got the papaya to try it out.
Love Ash.

sangee vijay said...

love papaya a lot...this papaya-cucumber combo sounds great...inviting bowl !
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simply.food said...

Colourful and delicious.

Rasi said...

ver colorful & super healthy.. what more could i ask for.. Thanks for linking it to my event :)

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Rasi said...

first time to ur space & loved the health quotient of ur blog & the name..happy to follow u :)

San said...

Colorful salad with papaya and cucumber. There were days when i never even missed a day without papaya in my childhood. Comforting salad.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Great salad platter, a healthy n delicious salad bowl. Nice n colorful click as well :-)

DV said...

What a wonderful idea to use the sweetless fruits!!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

my typo salad.. good colors

Prabhamani said...

Great treat for summer..Nice presentation!!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious colorful salad.

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and refreshing salad dear

Uma said...

love love love it simply. wholesome of healthiness in the entire bowl. Super like.

Kaveri said...

I too love sweet papayas..but many a times as you said, they turn out to be very bland...Now I know what to do if I lay my hands on these bland ones..your bowl of salad looks very colorful and delicious

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice and healthy salad. Love the combo of papaya and cucumber

faseela said...

wow.....healthy and yummy salad......lovely combo

maha said...

salad looking yum tasty dear......book marked...

Ramya said...

healthy bowl of salad.and colourful too..thanks for linking with my event

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome...bookmarked

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Surabhi Nayak said...

Superb for this Summer...
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Vidhya said...

Lovely way to use papaya which is not that ripe or sweet.This time when I shop for Papaya I don't mind what I get as I have a delicious recipe to try thanks to you.

Kai ruchi said...

Papaya salad looks very colorful and good! Nice way to incorporate bland fruits into salads!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks so colourful & pretty

hemalata said...

Very yummy n healthy papaya salad.

Archana said...

Awesome. Love the picture.

Gayathri Anand said...

Yummy Salad ..my fav. one

Binitha said...

i've been hunting for good salad recipes and I love this one...will surely try it...glad to follow you...do visit my space...

Sravs said...

Very refreshing and healthy salad !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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radha said...

My father would like his Papaya with lime. I should try this salad sometime.

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