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Fruit Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing

This fruit salad can be eaten as a salad or dessert. The papaya dressing adds a peppery taste that is a nice addition to the sweetness of the fruit. Feel free to use whatever combination of seasonal fruits that compliment one another and are readily available.

Fruit Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 papaya
2 kiwi
1 cup quartered strawberries
1 pear
1 apple
3 TBS papaya seeds
cup plain low fat yogurt
4 TBS ground sunflower seeds
1 TBS honey
1 TBS lemon juice
pinch salt
1 TBS olive oil


  1. Cut papaya in half and scoop out seeds. Save for dressing. Cut off peel and cut into cubes. Peel kiwi and slice. Cube apple and pear and add strawberries. Toss all together with dressing.
  2. Blend all dressing ingredients together in blender,including papaya seeds, drizzling oil a little at a time at end.

    Serves 4 as a side dish

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Fruit Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing
1.00 serving
279.40 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 109.65 mg 182.8 11.8 excellent
vitamin E 10.60 mg 53.0 3.4 very good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.46 mg 30.7 2.0 good
dietary fiber 7.40 g 29.6 1.9 good
manganese 0.52 mg 26.0 1.7 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Fruit Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing

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