Show of hands if you love fruit salad…
When most people think of fruit salad, what pops to mind is a big bowl made up of a smorgasbord of cut-up fresh fruit.
If you are still traumatized by the thought of bland fruit salads, our mission today is to heal your wounds with a few papaya recipes to make your salads less blah. And what better time to do it than now with summer just around the corner. Because nothing screams summer quite like a refreshing serving of delicious, colorful fruit salad!
Below, meet some easy papaya salads you will relish making all season long.
Southeast Asian countries are well known for their fondness for papaya. It thus comes as no surprise to learn that papaya is a star ingredient in many of their salads, as evidenced by this inventive recipe from Laos.
Who said papaya salad has to be made from fruit and only fruit? This recipe combines papaya and readily available vegetables like onion and well…onion…considering cucumber is technically a fruit (but so are nuts and grains!).
Next up on our list of easy papaya salads is this zesty salsa packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants. It works great on its own or as an accompaniment for, say, chicken or white fish.
Green papaya salad has to be the most common papaya salad recipe. But the beauty of it is that it is as varied as it is common. Considering most of its variants trace their roots to Thailand (another Southeast Asian nation), most green papaya salads you come across tend to be a little hot on the taste. Not this bad boy that you ready as follows though…
Fad diets are often marketed as the quickest route out of pounds-ville – have you noticed how they tend to change from one year to the next? – and it’s little wonder anyone looking to shed weight fast is always turning to them.
These lose-weight-fast diets could come in different shapes. Juice cleanses. Soup-only diets. The paleo diet. The ketogenic diet. The whole 30; these are all fads. You can also throw intermittent fasting in there.
Most tend to come masked in the “100% money-back guarantee” promise. And why would they not? Fad diets do work. Well, at least they try to! If they promise you will lose 20 pounds within six weeks, chances are you will get within a ballpark of that figure.