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Spicy Ripe Papaya Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Spicy Ripe Papaya Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Take advantage of the fresh fruit of the season. If you don't have substitute mangos or ripe melon. Spicy, sweet, sour, and crunchy with loads of fresh herbs. This salad tastes wonderful; the day after and can even. e used as a  salsa.  

Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 large ripe papaya, diced to 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 red pepper, diced 1/2 inch
  • 1/2 red onion, slivered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced hot pepper, optional
  • 1 tsp brown sugar, maple syrup or sweetener of your choice.
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger root.


  1. Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and give a good tossing. Allow the spicy ripe papaya salad to sit for ten minutes for flavors to meld.