Papaya and Mixed Greens Salad

Papaya and Mixed Greens Salad

Papaya is a good source of calcium, potassium, vitamins A, B, and C. It contains an enzyme, called «papain», which can act as a meat tenderizer and also helps digestion.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Standing 10 min

120 calories per serving 


1/2 cup orange juice   125 mL
2 tsp balsamic vinegar   10 mL
2 tsp Dijon mustard   10 mL
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper   1 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 papaya, red, ripe , cut into bite-size pieces   1.5 kg
4 cups mixed greens   100 g


  1. Pour the orange juice in a large bowl, then add the balsamic vinegar, mustard, and Cayenne pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well with a fork and set aside.
  2. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and remove the black seeds. Peel and discard the skin which is not edible. Cut the pulp into bite-size pieces (about 1,5 cm), place them in the bowl, then set aside at room temperature for about 10 min.
  3. Add the mixed greens, adjust the seasoning, and serve immediately.


Because the «papain» tends to wilt the greens rapidly, prepare and eat this salad right away.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (310g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




1 g

1 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


50 mg

2 %


29 g

10 %


5 g

21 %


16 g


3 g

Vitamin A

45 %

Vitamin C

280 %


10 %


6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 3 servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low :
Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
Good source of :
Fibre, Magnesium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Side dishes | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | No Cook

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