Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream.


"A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money."
P. J. O'Rourke, Satirist

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There is some research that indicates papaya may help aid digestion. The enzyme papain in the fruit mimics some of our own digestive enzymes.

Dry Those Salad Greens

Make sure that your salad greens are dry, dry, dry before tossing the dressing with the them. If they are damp the dressing won’t stick as well and you will have to use more. Usually 2 tablespoons of a well made dressing (one that is well emulsified) is enough if the greens are dry. A salad spinner is the key to drying lettuce and a must have in any kitchen.


Papaya Poppyseed Dressing

Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 1/4 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe keeps well for 4 days in the refrigerator.

1 1/2 cups papaya chunks
1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup papaya juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cilantro leaves
2 Tbsp poppyseeds

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Chill for at least an hour before serving and overnight is best.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1/4 cup

Servings = 6


Amount Per Serving

Calories 63 Calories from Fat 23
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 9% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 168 mg
Magnesium 16 mg