MEATLESS MONDAY – Papaya and Avocado Salad

Web yuh seh! Jamaica part of the Global Meatless Monday Movement. In Jamaica there’s a growing awareness of the benefits of more vegetables and reduced meat diet on health. To find out more about Jamaica’s Meatless Monday community visit their Facebook page. So start your week without meat!

In honor of Papaya Month we hope you will enjoy and serve up this delicious Summer salad to your family and friends. This recipe was originally posted on  Jillian Harris site and was contributed by Patricia Chuey.

Papaya and Avocado Salad


  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp papaya seeds (scooped from the fresh papaya)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

Blend all dressing ingredients together in blender or food processor until papaya seeds look like ground pepper. Set aside.


  • 1 large head romaine lettuce
  • ¼ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium papaya, peeled and cubes
  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced thinly
  • 1 green onions, chopped

Wash and tear lettuce leaves and place in large salad bowl. Toss with red onion, papaya, avocado and green onions. Drizzle with dressing to serve.

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