Roasted or Grilled Ginger Papaya

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Greeny4444

This is an adapted recipe from the Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook. This would go great with grilled chicken, seafood, or even as a dessert!

Top Review by Maito

Used the grill and liked that this was different, but do prefer papaya raw with a squeeze of lime. It tastes a bit like pumpkin when it is cooked.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • cooking spray
  • 2 medium papayas, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 13 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tsp dried ground ginger)


  1. For roasted papaya:.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the honey and ginger, and brush over the papayas.
  4. Place on the baking sheet, cut side up, and bake 15 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  5. Serve warm.
  6. For grilled papaya:.
  7. Preheat a grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. If using a grill pan, spray it with cooking spray.
  8. Combine the honey and ginger and set aside.
  9. Place the papayas on the grill (or grill pan), cut sides down, and grill 4 minutes. When you turn the papayas cut-side up, brush the honey mixture over the papayas, and grill 4 more minutes.
  10. Serve warm.

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