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Papaya Quinoa Salad with Honey, Lime and Basil Dressing


Making salads with Quinoa to take to a friend’s backyard party or just to have in the fridge is a sure-fire way to make sure that you are getting some plant-based protein into your diet.  Adding papaya to the mix will boost your fiber, vitamin C, iron and potassium and this simple recipe will help you do just that!

2 cups cooked quinoa – follow package directions but remember to rinse before cooking

1 cup of fresh papaya diced

1 lime juiced

1/2 teaspoon lime zest

2 tablespoons raw honey

2 tablespoons of fresh basil minced

1/4 teaspoon of salt

pinch of ground nutmeg

Mix together in a small mason jar the lime juice, zest, honey, basil, salt and nutmeg.  Shake until honey is incorporated.  Toss cooled quinoa with papaya and dressing, chill and serve!  Light refreshing and oh so versatile.




Papaya Smoothie – Give it a Try!

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Every once in a while I’ll grab a fruit or vegetable at the market that I don’t usually use in my recipes.  Not living on a tropical island, I wonder:  that jicama, passion fruit, or papaya looks interesting…. what do people do with that? So, that is why I came home with this monster papaya this week.  Papaya, fun to say, also called a pawpaw, (more fun to say) is loaded with good stuff for you, so let’s start with a smoothie.  Here’s what I did: (more…)