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Baked papaya

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Papaya and passion fruit

This recipe is quick and easy and involves minimal cooking. Papaya is a fruit that contains fibre, vitamin C and other nutrients making it a great fruit choice option. If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert or snack this dish will make your mouth water.

Ingredients – serves 2
2 medium sized papayas cut into halves
Honey for drizzle
Optional – yoghurt
2 handfuls of mint leaves chopped
2 lemons juiced
4 passion fruits


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius, gas mark 7. Scoop out seeds of papaya, place on a baking tray and pour lemon juice over papaya.
  2. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes
  3. Once baked, cut the passion fruit in halves and scoop out pulp with a spoon, fill the papaya with the passion fruit pulp, scatter with chopped mint, drizzle honey and serve with yoghurt

Recipe by

Gopika Papiah (nutritionist)

Farhanda Shah (dietitian)