Paw Paw Fruit Salad

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Scrumptious new fruits are back in season at my local supermarket.  I am over the strawberries, the last few punnets I have had hidden mushy ones on the bottom, not impressed.

Have you tried paw-paw (also known as papaya)? It’s an acquired taste. It has a flavour somewhat similar to a banana and mango. I don’t enjoy paw-paw on its own, but my Nan used to make this delicious fruit salad which I make for my kids regularly too.  They love it, especially it sits all day, marinating in all the fruit juices.

Simply add the following to a bowl and sit in the fridge for a few hours before eating:

  • 1 paw-paw, deseeded
  • 2 oranges, diced
  • 2 passionfruit

This Paw Paw Fruit salad is a fresh and healthy tropical salad.

What is your favourite fruit salad combo?

This post was originally published on 8th October 2010, it has recently been updated with new images.

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regina October 8, 2010 - 7:42 PM

that looks really tasty I think my kids would love it. I do like pawpaw I know call me strange but have a bit of trouble getting one of my daughters to eat it by itself.

Katrina - The Organi October 8, 2010 - 8:53 PM

I'm not a fan of Pawpaw by itself but this after a day of sitting together is just yummy, hope your kids like it!!

Msb687 July 5, 2011 - 1:22 PM

Remember not to eat too much paw paw if ur pregnant it could cause a miscarriage. Also young kids shouldn’t eat too much either. Trust me we’ve been growing paw paw for generations in my family. It’s a very strong fruit we use it to marinate meat and it dissolves it into mush in a short period of time.

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 8:24 AM

Thankyou for the tip, I had no idea. We only eat it every now and then when on special

Annette January 19, 2018 - 7:55 PM

I feel the same as you! Paw paw on its own is a bit cloying. I have always just squeezed orange juice over it, as it is perfect to cut through the almost overpowering flavour of the paw paw. I just love your idea of diced orange and passion fruit! Both are the perfect match! Will be making this soon! Thanks ??????

Annette January 19, 2018 - 7:57 PM

Oops, didn’t mean to put ? Was supposed be emojis!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 22, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Hi Annette, Glad you like the idea of the orange and passion fruit addition. Orange Juice would be great also. Thank you for sharing

Jennifer February 20, 2019 - 6:26 AM

Try pawpaw banana and passion fruit. We love it

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 20, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Yummo! 🙂


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