Saturday, January 30, 2010

Papaya Seed Dressing

Just a little extra something.

This dressing is delicious with a mixture of greens, papaya, avocados or beets, and toasted nuts. I mix some of the dressing with the greens and place them on salad plates. Then I decorate the top of the greens with the papaya, avocado or beets, nuts, etc. and drizzle more the dressing over the top.

2 tablespoons papaya seeds
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons honey
2/3 cup olive oil
2 small garlic cloves
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1¼ teaspoon sweet or smoky sweet paprika
¼ teaspoon Aleppo pepper, optional
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

1. To make the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Taste for seasoning. Add more of anything if you desire.

Adapted from Cindy’s Pawlcyn’s Big Small Plates

1 comment:

Tinky said...

This sounds lovely. Of course, papaya seeds are hard to come by in New England, but SOME DAY.......