While in Broome, we were lucky enough to have some super generous caravan neighbours. Upon hearing that I was vegan (after declining on some fresh fish they had caught), one of them popped over with a couple of papayas for us. How cool is that?
I don’t have a heap of experience with papayas, and truth be told I find the flavour a little bland so I decided I’d have to make something with it. We had seen lots of Thai papaya salads around Darwin, but these were too ripe for that.
Instead, I decided to do a very quick and simple papaya salsa to have with some beans in tacos. The flavours are simple and fresh, perfect for dinner on a warm night.
1 medium papaya, diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 red chili, finely minced
1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 spring onion, finely sliced
Pinch of sea salt, to taste
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir well to combine. Taste for seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to serve.