Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant colour, and the wide variety of health benefits have made them a popular fruit. Try this delicious Red Papaya Salad with Pan-Fried Halloumi recipe.
Prep time 15 mins
1 medium red papaya – peeled, deseeded, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon seeded mustard
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
250 gms halloumi cheese, thickly sliced
1 small butter lettuce, washed
1 Lebanese cucumber
1 cup bean shoots
1/3 cup mint leaves
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
Cracked pepper to season
1 Blend ½ cup papaya with all dressing ingredients to form a smooth dressing.
2 Heat oil in a non-stick frypan over medium heat, cook halloumi for 2 minutes on either side or until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
3 Arrange lettuce on four plates, top with halloumi, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, and remaining papaya chunks. Sprinkle with almonds, drizzle with dressing before serving. Season with cracked black pepper.
Happy Ali would like to thank Aussie papaya for this recipe.