This past Sunday, we had some of my fiance’s family over for a Father’s Day BBQ. Although the weather was a bit chilly, we still had a good time enjoying good food, beverages and conversations while the kids splashed in the pool. For dessert, my fiance’s stepmom brought over this simple papaya salad. This salad contains only a few ingredients, making it a quick and easy fix for a refreshing salad with a quick zing to it. It even keeps well for a few days after – the leftovers just made me the perfect afternoon snack!
Simple Papaya Salad
1 papaya, cubed
2 tablespoons of basil, chopped
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Peel and remove the seeds from the papaya. (If you need a how-to, here’s a good video!) Cut the papaya into cubes and place into a large bowl. Add the chopped basil. Drizzle the salad with about one or two teaspoons of olive oil, just enough to lightly coat the fruit. If you like a little spice mixed with sweet, add some red pepper flakes and stir the salad to mix it all together. If you prefer to eliminate the pepper, no worries – the papaya is still delicious without!