Are you passionate about papaya as much as we are? It is a delicious fruit that combines perfectly in a wide variety of desserts. We propose you some delicious recipes.
On many occasions we have reported about papaya, a very nutritious, sweet, exotic fruit that stands out above all for being very digestive.
This digestive property that papaya gives us is due to its content in the enzyme called papain, which helps us above all to digest the proteins of fish and meat and in general of all foods.
Papaya is a fruit that we can see almost all year round in the market. Its flavor, when ripe, is usually sweet, although it is true that sometimes it can come out with less sweetness, but with a little sugar on top, we will achieve that sweet touch, especially if we are going to use it for the preparation of delicious desserts. It is also very rich with orange juice on top or with orange wedges.
To choose a good papaya when buying it, we will look at its appearance, it must have a uniform orange color, if the orange color is not uniform and it is also yellowish, it may not be ripe yet.
We will let it ripen before consuming it, to know if it is ripe, we will touch its skin with a minimum of pressure, if we notice that it is tender it will be ripe.
Ripe papaya should be kept in the fridge and once split, if we have papaya left over as well.
We can eat papaya as fresh fruit, in smoothies, or also make delicious desserts with papaya like the ones we provide below.
Papaya cream with yogurt
Healthy dessert, with the touch of the creaminess of papaya and yogurt.
- A ripe papaya.
- A few balls of papaya, or a few cubes of papaya to garnish.
- A few drops of lemon juice
- A teaspoon of honey
- A creamy natural yogurt.
- A few mint leaves to garnish
- We peel the papaya, cut it in half and remove the seeds. We reserve a piece of papaya to take some balls to garnish the dessert. We cut the rest of the papaya into small squares and put it in the blender glass.
- Add a few drops of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey and blend well until we get a creamy consistency.
- To take the papaya balls we will need an emptying teaspoon that we will introduce into the papaya pulp and we will take out small balls.
- If we don’t have an emptying teaspoon, we can also cut some papaya cubes and put them on top of the papaya cream to decorate the dessert.
- We assemble the dessert in layers in a glass or any other container that we have for desserts.
- We first put a layer of papaya cream, another of yogurt, another of papaya cream, another of yogurt and on top of the yogurt layer we put the papaya balls or the papaya cubes. To finish we decorate the dessert with some mint leaves.
To finish, we store the dessert for an hour in the fridge to serve it cold.
Simple dessert to make like other fruit jellies, nutritious, digestive and fresh at the same time.
- A big, ripe papaya.
- 2 sheets of gelatin to hydrate.
- A tablespoon of sugar
- Some mint leaves to decorate.
- We put the gelatin sheets to hydrate in a plate with a little water to cover them.
- We remove the skin from the papaya, cut it in half and also remove the seeds.
- Cut the papaya into pieces and put it in the blender with the sugar, beat until pureed.
- We drain the gelatin sheets well and add it to the papaya puree.
- We stir to integrate the gelatin well.
- We are distributing the papaya puree in glasses or containers for desserts.
- We put in the fridge to chill, at least 2 hours or until it reaches the point of gelatin.
- We serve the jellies very cool, and decorated with some mint leaves.
This papaya mousse is a creamy, delicious and light dessert. We can even make it lighter by substituting Greek yogurt for a sweetened natural yogurt and white sugar for brown or whole sugar.
- One large ripe papaya.
- One tablespoon of sugar.
- 2 tablespoons of neutral gelatin powder.
- A Greek yogurt or sweetened plain yogurt.
- 100 ml. of water.
- We start by removing the skin from the papaya, we split it in half and remove the seeds.
- We cut the papaya into pieces, put it in the blender or blender with the tablespoon of sugar and crush them until they become a puree.
- Add the yogurt to the puree, beat again and reserve.
- In a heater we put the water to heat and when it starts to boil we add the gelatin to dilute it well in the water.
- When it is well diluted we add it to the papaya puree.
- We stir well to integrate the gelatin into the papaya puree.
- We pour the papaya puree into glasses or glasses for dessert and put them in the fridge to cool for at least two hours, so that the mousse takes on consistency.
We can serve the papaya mousse with small cubes of papaya or orange wedges.