Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hawaiian Snack: Lime Papaya

One of my most favorite fruits in Maui was papaya, with mango running a close second.

Before buying papaya to enjoy at the local farmers market, I found an interesting presentation of it at a local bakery.  The bakery had sliced a papaya in half and presented it with a lime.

OK, there is a lot more going on in this picture than a papaya.
But you get the idea!

I decided to make my own tropical fruit for breakfast.  This is super easy but you just have to make sure that you have access to the fruit, depending on your region and the season.

1 papaya
1 mango (or substitute another tropical fruit, such as a pineapple)
1 lime (or you could also use lemon)

1. Slice papaya in half.  Scoop out the seeds in each half.
2. Slice lime in half.
3. Peel and slice the mango.
4. Squeeze juice from the half lime over the half papaya to drizzle it over.  Drop the lime into the papaya half.
5. Repeat for the other half lime and half papaya.
6. Serve each half on a plate.  Scatter some mango around.

You can always save half for later if it's just you - or just go ahead and eat it all because it's so amazingly tasty!

Presentation is the key.
This would be fun for a party.
And just as sweet as a dessert, minus the guilt.

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