Papaya Gazpacho Recipe

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This a beautiful, refreshing start to any meal. With just a few simple ingredients and a minimum preparation, papaya gazpacho can be whipped up in just minutes. Papaya was known as the fruit of angels; it is not only delicious but offers many health benefits. It contains the enzyme papain which helps digest proteins; it’s high in vitamins C and A which both offer anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.

Papaya also contains lycopene which can aid in preventing vision loss. This tropical fruit is a rich orange-pink color inside. It’s buttery soft and sweet. Choose papaya that is slightly soft, which a reddish-orange skin. You can either peel it, then slice in half, discard seeds and chop – or slice in half length-wise and scoop seeds and flesh.

Papaya Gazpacho

From the Kitchen of Blue Osa
Gluten Free, vegetarian & dairy free.
Serves 6

Ingredients:

    1 large papaya
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    1 sprig of each basil and mint, chopped fine
    salt and pepper
    cilantro, finely chopped, for garnish (optional)

    Preparation:

  1. Take the flesh of the fruit and chop loosely
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse
  3. Do not over-blend; there should still be some texture. Chill for a bit, then garnish and serve.
  4. Buen Provecho from Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa

     
     

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