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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kitchen Bootcamp - Papaya Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

This month's Kitchen Bootcamp theme is Salads and Salad Dressing.  In chapter 30 of The Professional Chef . It covers various methods of making vinaigrette and mayo based dressings. Not to mention a compulation of different salads.  If I have to eat a salad (it doesn't happen too much) I always try to dress it up.  A couple of weeks ago, I found a great selection of papaya.  With my track record, I bought it and hoped that I will use it.  I decided to incorporated it into a salad.  I went with a simple salad of Romain lettuce, onions, cucumber, and papaya.  The dressing I used was simple but  I believed it truly highlights the flavors of the salad.  

Honey-Lemon Dressing
1 Cup of Good Olive Oil
4 Tbs of Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup of Honey
Salt and Pepper to taste
*I like dressing sweeter so I added more honey but you could also do a 1:1 ratio.  

  1. Pour the olive oil into a small bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice and fully incorporated.
  3. Drizzle in the honey and than add the salt and pepper.
  4. Pour over the salad and fully mix the salad.

This dressing is very versatile and I use it quite often in other recipes.  


  1. I like your recipe for the dressing, simple and good!

  2. It looks so fresh and healthy! This dressing sounds amazing. I will try this soon :)

  3. What a refreshing salad for these summer months. I love how colorful it is!

  4. what a great looking salad! i bet it's tasty!!

  5. Fresh... i'm always looking for new salads!!

  6. I hope you have a chance to read my post for a brown rice papaya salad. It's one of my favorite recipes. It's quite different from your salad which looks delicious.

  7. I've never had papaya in a salad - the ripe version right? I've only had green papaya... but am keen to try your recipe.

  8. Hmmm papaya! I love anything papaya and that dressing sounds so good!

  9. versatile dressing goes well with the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD, which I'm passing to you...

  10. I love honey in a dressing. What a creative idea to pair it with papaya. :)

    I'm also passing you the versatile blogger award :)

  11. Thank you so much you guys :D