Grilled papaya with lime, mint and caramelised honey

The simplest of puddings but creates masses of Mmmms.

Packs loads of goodness in the form of vitamins A and C as well as folate and potassium. Its fragrant mildly sweet taste goes perfectly with lime, finished off with some creamy greek yoghurt.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2


  • 1 large papaya
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbalespoon of clear honey

To serve 

  • 100ml of creme fraiche
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of clear honey

If this is for a special occasion or a rare eat, try whipped cream or clotted cream


Heat the grill 

Halve the papaya and scoop out the seeds.

Squeeze half a lime over each and squeeze and spread the honey over each half

Grill until bubbling. Or you can bake it in the ovcven for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees.

Whip the creme fraiche and vanilla extract together – add some cream or clotted cream if you like.

Heat the remaining honey n a small pan until it bubbles and goes slightly darker.

Serve the papaya halves with the creme fraiche or cream at the side, a drizzle of the caramelised honey and the chopped mint

Nutrition Info


Papaya is MASSIVELY rich in vitamin C. We all know that vit C helps boost immunity but did you also know that it Vitamin C produces collagen, to make up the structure of our skin, bone and connective tissue. Without vitamin C we would be in a sorry state of repair.

Vitamin C also helps make neurotransmitters to carry signals to and from the brain. Yep, vit C is a star.

Papaya is also high in folate, for brain and nervous system health. So you could say papaya is a brilliant brain food, as well as tasting delicious in this recipe.

And it doesn’t stop there. Papaya packs in LOADS of betacarotene to help your eyes stay healthy and see in the dark!


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