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10 Papaya Recipes to Serve When You’re Feeling Tropical

Make these delicious papaya recipes and bring the sunlit taste of the tropics to your dining table.

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Pork Roast CubanoTaste of Home

Pork Roast Cubano

It takes me just minutes to prepare this recipe and the slow cooker does the rest of the work! It's a one-dish meal that's real comfort food for my family. Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Pineapple-Papaya SlawTaste of Home

Pineapple-Papaya Slaw

This is no ordinary coleslaw! Bursting with flavor from fresh fruit, cilantro and red bell pepper, it just may become your new picnic mainstay. For easier preparation, buy packaged shredded cabbage. If you can't find papaya, substitute mango. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Panna Cotta with Papaya CoulisTaste of Home

Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that means cooked cream. My friend and I developed a tropical version thats rich, creamy, tangy and so refreshing. Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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Tropical Fusion Salad with Spicy Tortilla RibbonsTaste of Home

Tropical Fusion Salad with Spicy Tortilla Ribbons

Fresh fruits and veggies pair up for a fantastic summer salad that's savory, sweet and spicy all at once. Make the tortilla strips with your pizza cutterso easy! Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

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Halibut steaks with papaya mint salsaTaste of Home

Halibut Steaks with Papaya Mint Salsa

An amazing mix of fresh, zesty salsa and good, smoky flavorplus 161mg of magnesiummakes this dish the catch of the day! Sonya Labbe, Los Angeles

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Tahitian Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Tahitian Fruit Salad

If you're tired of the same old fruit salad, try this tropical version featuring pineapple, papaya, oranges, mango and more!Doty Emory, Jasper, Georgia

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Dutch Baby TropicaleTaste of Home

Dutch Baby Tropicale

A simple but impressive breakfast, a Dutch baby is a cross between a pancake, souffl and an omelet. The eggy batter puffs up golden brown. Cindy Rappuhn, Startup, Washington

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Flank Steak with Cranberry ChimichurriTaste of Home

Flank Steak with Cranberry Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentinean herb sauce that's serve with grilled meats. The addition of cranberries makes this version not only festive, but delicious. It's a wonderful accompaniment to the tender flank steak. Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina

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Shrimp Salad CocktailsTaste of Home

Shrimp Salad Cocktails

This appetizer looks elegant and beautiful in a stemmed glass...and it tastes even better. For a special touch, garnish each glass with an extra shrimp. Sue Sonnenberg, Napoleon, Ohio

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Colorful Papaya PanzanellaTaste of Home

Colorful Papaya Panzanella

I like to combine fruits with vegetables with homemade croutons to create "pizzazzy" (my new favorite word) side dishes. This one is as pretty as it is delicious! Kathleen Gill, Pahrump, Nevada

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Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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