Say hello to a tropical fruit that brings
a blast of sunshine even in winter. Papaya’s vibrant flesh, ranging from bright
white to brilliant sunset red, supplies a melon-like flavor and honeyed floral aroma. It’s versatile, too—playing a crisp veggie-like role in green papaya salads; a tangy tenderizer in meat marinades; and a
fruit-forward star in salsas, savory sauces, and stunning desserts. There’s
no better time to try a papaya.
BY CHERYL SLOCUM | PHOTOS KELSEY HANSEN FOOD STYLING CHARLIE WORTHINGTON
PROP STYLING SUE MITCHELL