Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Don’t throw those delicious fresh papaya seeds out! Make this wonderful dressing with them. :) I have also dried papaya seeds and used them chopped or crushed in recipes. They’re very good for the digestion and have a slight peppery flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, whir together the papaya seeds and onion until finely chopped.
  2. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard and pulse 3 or 4 times.
  3. With the processor running, gradually add the oil in a thin stream until dressing emulsifies.
  4. Use on your favorite salad greens.
  5. Good with a bit of crumbled feta added, too!
  6. Source: Cathy Z at Gail’s Recipe Swap.
Most Helpful

I doubled the recipe, used red wine vinegar, used a mixture of honey and sugar instead of all sugar, and replaced some of the veg oil with olive oil. It is wonderful! I was surprised by how sweet it turned out, but it was a good kind of surprise! I also don't have a food processor, so I used a mixer. Pretty messy, but I don't think it spoiled the outcome.

Amy the college cooker March 30, 2009

Once again Jules you totally nail a recipe! Congrats!!!! While living in Mexico we made a dressing much like this, but to be honest, yours is superior! T.J.

davinandkennard August 02, 2007

This dressing was sweet! I added some honey and about three times more papaya seeds and it was wonderful! Next time, I'm going to try it as a chicken marinade.

Cheerleader August 01, 2007