Combining my two favorite summer fruits is a no-brainer; it's the addition of habanero pepper that defines the genius behind 'sweet-heat'. Whatever the stove's heat could have added to the taste is instead sublimely provided by the habanero pepper's flavor acting as a catalyst in the midst of summer's fruit.
1 cup Caribbean Red papaya, diced
1 cup watermelon, diced
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 teaspoon finely diced habanero pepper (optional - for sweet-heat!)
In a blender or food processor, combine papaya, watermelon, coconut water, lime juice, salt and cilantro.
For a sweet-heat addition, process in finely diced fresh habanero pepper.
Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with cilantro.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Carribean Red Papaya Fruit Facts