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Salad dressing made with papaya sees next to half of a papaya

Papaya Seed Salad Dressing

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A great use for papaya seeds!


  • Vinegar. 1/2 cup. Apple cider or tarragon vinegar work well.
  • Honey. 1/3 cup. If you don’t have honey, consider maple syrup, brown sugar or another sweetener.
  • Dry mustard. 1 tsp. Carole uses dry English mustard.
  • Salt. 3⁄4 tsp.
  • Avocado oil. 3/4 cup. Or, another oil you like.
  • Raw papaya seeds. 2 tbsp. Or more to taste. Or, instead of raw, dry them if you prefer.
  • Large shallot. Minced.
  • Other goodies. Maybe papaya flesh? Chives? Other herbs that sound good to you? Carole once customized for a Mexican-style meal by adding lime, avocado and cilantro.


  1. In a blender, combine the vinegar with the honey, mustard, and salt.
  2. Next blend in the oil until the dressing is smooth and mixed together.
  3. Add the papaya seeds and shallot, and pulse until the seeds are coarsely chopped.
  4. Put the dressing into a container and keep for a week or ten days.


Note from Carole: This recipe can be adapted to anyone’s taste. I sometimes add some of the papaya flesh or some chives or other herbs. Be creative. I do like the peppery taste of the papaya seeds, and I tend to add extra. Enjoy.