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


    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)


  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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