Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This goes wonderful with fish and seafood and we have also served it with bbq'ed pork chops & chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium papaya, cleaned and diced
  • 13 cup ripe tomatoes, cleaned and diced (1 medium)
  • 14 cup parsley, chopped
  • 14 cup chives, chopped
  • 14 cup sweet gherkin, chopped
  • 14 cup red pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons small capers
  • 14 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 13 cup virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. In medium bowl combine papaya, tomato, parsley, chives, gherkins, red peppers and capers.
  2. In small bowl combine vinegar and garlic.
  3. Whisk in olive oil and blend well.
  4. Pour over papaya mixture, toss, adding salt and pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

was given a paw paw, and it was getting very ripe. Dont like them by themselves, so I thought I would find a recipe here, and I found yours!!! didnt have parsley, and used red wine vinegar (didnt read it right). It tasted great! hubby wasnt that impressed, and I dont think I would bother with the capers next time. I had some with some fish and chips, and put a big scoop on top of ordinary salad to take to work, and the co-workers commented on the colour and the smell. Will definately make this again, and it is so colourful it would make a lovely gift.

mummamills May 21, 2003

Fabulous! I never made anything with a papaya but my hubby bought 3 thinking they were avocados. I made this without the red peppers and capers and it was out of this world! I made a 2nd batch the next day. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water. Thanks so much

carolyn lynch August 28, 2007

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