Papaya Boat with Zesty Honey Lime Dressing

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

0 min




  • ½ large papaya, ripe
  • Fruit toppings: banana, mango and/or pineapple
  • Papaya seeds from the ½ papaya
  • 2 to 3 tsp honey
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Optional: add 1 tbsp tahini to the dressing


  • Slice the large papaya in half lengthways.
  • Scoop out the seeds, save half of them and put in a pestle and mortar.
  • Prepare fruits for the topping.
  • Add the honey and lime to the pestle and mortar along with the papaya seeds and grind everything together. Taste and if it’s too bitter add a little more honey. Tahini works great with the mix too. You can save some of the dressing for a salad.
  • Place the papaya on a plate, add a mix of fresh fruit to the centre, then drizzle the papaya seed dressing over the fruit.
  • Grab a spoon and enjoy!


Start your day with a burst of vibrant tropical fruit. This Papaya Boat is delicious with the sweet juicy papaya, exotic fruit centre and a zesty dressing to bring the flavours together. Papaya is a fantastic fruit as it is packed with vitamin C, and papain which is great for digestion. Eat this for a healthy breakfast!