Try These Delicious Papaya Recipes For Tropical Vibes This Summer

Everything about summer makes you want to retreat to a tropical oasis with sun, sand, palm trees and plenty of fresh and exotic fruits. If you’re sick of snacking on the same things, give a fresh papaya a try. Bright and beautiful in color, papaya should smell subtly sweet and offer a faint floral aroma (if you know how to pick them). And the taste? Comparable to a fig and melon fusion.

Moreover, papaya has quite a bit of health benefits with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, cardiovascular health benefits, blood strengthening and anti-inflammatory properties, just to name a few.

Here are several ways to put a papaya spin on your favorite warm-weather snacks.

Papaya Spring Rolls

Recipe here.

Papaya and Mango Salsa

Recipe here.

Roasted Papaya with Brown Sugar

Recipe here.

Papaya and Coconut Sorbet

Recipe here.

This article was originally written for Blavity.com by DeJanae Evins.