Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad
|

Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

This refreshing recipe of Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad is simply delicious and easy to make. A fruits and vegetable salad is a great combination to complement your delicious roasted or grilled chicken. It is also one of the best ways to show off your salad preparation skills. 

The salad dressing is perfectly spiced with crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and honey for sweetness. The salad itself is comprised of bold flavors from fresh parsley, red onion, and red bell peppers. This salad combination is one of the most flavorful and healthy recipes you will make this season.

Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

The ingredients you will need to make this Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad recipe.

  • Pineapple: a whole ripe pineapple will do the job.
  • Papaya: ripe papaya preferably will be best. Green papayas are not that sweet, and you will have to add more honey and possibly sugar to the salad dressing. Not a healthy option!
  • Cucumber: English cucumbers are best in these types of salad because you don’t necessarily have to remove the seeds. Regular cucumbers sometimes have large and kinda hard to chew seeds. Choose a young cucumber, it will have smaller and softer seeds.
  • Red Onion: you can use shallots or scallions if preferred. White onion does not add the deep onion flavor this salad needs when mixing the salad dressing.
  • Red Bell Pepper: a splash of red is always nice to see in a healthy salad and especially when you have leafy vegetables.
  • Fresh Parsley: I used 1/2 cup because I love the aroma and flavor of parsley in salads. You can add 1/4 cup if preferred.
Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

For the salad dressing, you will need the following ingredients

  • Fresh lime juice: please do not substitute this ingredient for bottled lemon or lime juice. They have an aftertaste that will be very noticeable.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: always use the best. Sometimes you may find that many olive oils are blended with other oils. This is fine if you don’t mind. But I would suggest spending more money on real olive oil. You won’t regret it and especially for vinaigrettes.
  • Strawberry Balsamic vinegar: I love this type of balsamic vinegar because it adds a lot of flavor to salad dressings and vinaigrettes. A little bit of sweetness and a little bit of acidity is perfect.
  • Honey: if you have raw honey this salad dressing will taste phenomenally good.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: do not add too much if you do not like a lot of heat. This is a great addition.
  • Salt and pepper: add enough to obtain the taste you want.

How to make this salad

The first step is to make the salad dressing. Once you are done, set it aside and start preparing the fruits and vegetables.

Add the pineapple, papaya, and cucumber slices to a bowl, drizzle the salad dressing, and gently mix the ingredients with a spatula. And your wonderful and delicious salad and ready for serving.

Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

Notes and Tips

  • Cut the ingredients almost the same size to the bites could be even.
  • Do not use over-ripe papaya and pineapple.
  • When slicing the papaya and the pineapple, save the juices and add to the salad dressing. This will add more flavor.
  • You can prepare the salad several hours before serving it and store it in the refrigerator.
  • The best way to enjoy your salad is by adding colors. Add other vegetables and fruits. But remember to balance out the seasoning, the acidity, and flavor of the salad dressing

Other recipes you might recipes prepared with the same fruits and vegetables

Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad

A refreshing and simple recipe for your favorit omeat roast or grilled chicken.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Side Dishes
Servings 6
Calories 1325 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1 papaya cut into chunks
  • 1 cucumber seeded, and cut into half-moon shapes
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped finely

Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Strawberry Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add lime juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and red pepper flakes, to a small bowl. Using a whisk, vigorously whisk all the ingredients to blend together. Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk again to blend.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add pineapple, papaya, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and red bell pepper.
  • Pour dressing over the fruits and vegetables and toss gently to mix well.
  • Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to one hour before serving. The flavors of all the ingredients will have plenty of time to infuse.

Notes

  • Cut the ingredients almost the same size to the bites could be even.
  • Do not use over-ripe papaya and pineapple.
  • When slicing the papaya and the pineapple, save the juices and add to the salad dressing. This will add more flavor.
  • You can prepare this salad several hours in advance. Best to store it in the refrigerator.
  • The best way to enjoy your salad is by adding colors. Add other vegetables and fruits. But remember to balance out the seasoning, the acidity, and the flavor of the salad dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 1325kcalCarbohydrates: 216gProtein: 12gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 40gSodium: 86mgPotassium: 2608mgFiber: 26gSugar: 163gVitamin A: 10196IUVitamin C: 837mgCalcium: 307mgIron: 7mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword 30 minutes meals, easy salad recipe, Plant-Based recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Tried this recipe?Mention @noubesscaribbean or tag #noubesscaribbean!

Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.

Time to stock up your Pantry! Shop Noubess.comCheck out Noubess Shop!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.