Palm Grove Papaya Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My toddler went beserk over this vegetarian salad on offer at the Palm Grove Resort in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Shirley, the owner, was kind enough to share the recipe. Very simple, very quick and as my toddler says..."Nummy, dicious (Yummy, delicious)...more please!"


  1. Add 1-2 T of curry to approx 1 cup of a thick white mayonnaise.
  2. Mix through the chopped papaya.


Most Helpful

Based on other comments, I used 1 medium/large papaya, 1/4 cup of mayo, 1 T of curry powder, and added a few hemp seeds for texture. It was great by itself, in a salad, and in wraps with lettuce.

divebluewater December 19, 2007

Made this up the night before and allowed it to compleltely chill. While it was "good" after just making it needs to sit awhile and allow the flavors to penetrate the fruit. I used about 3/4 of a medium size papaya and 1/2 cup mayo with about 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh curry powder. Everyone thought it was nice and refreshing.

PaulaG May 05, 2005

I made this recipe using 2 papayas, 1/2 c mayonnaise and 1 T curry powder. For the amount of papaya that I ended up with, I could actually have used 1/4 c mayonnaise to 1 T curry powder. I really enjoyed this recipe, unfortunately the rest of my family didn't like it. They like mayo, but thought this had just a little too much mayo taste for them. I want to try this again using creme fraiche instead of the mayo. Also, I'll increase the amount of curry powder.

Dreamgoddess April 07, 2005

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