I love papaya and can’t believe it took me this long to learn that the seeds are edible! When raw, they’re peppery with a texture somewhere between a half-popped popcorn kernel and a blackberry seed. Dry them in the oven and their pungency will decrease and they’ll crush easily.
Raw or dried, papaya seeds are great when they’re coarsely blended into salad dressing. Special thanks to Carole S. of Carpinteria, California for sharing this recipe and the above photo!