For the ‘friends’ recipes‘ section, I am sharing with you a tasty recipe that Cecilia sent us: Papaya sauce with vegetables. It is a great idea to accompany tortillas, but also to top crackers and bread. In short, a perfect hunger-breaker or a tasty aperitif to propose to friends.

And don’t be misled by the fact that the main ingredient is a fruit: the sauce is savoury and perfect for stimulating your appetite! This sauce is also great to be served with cheese and, why not, with my beloved Pinzimonio.

If you wish to stay in this area of the world, try my Vegetarian Chili.

Papaya sauce with vegetables

8.97g carbohydrates per 100g


  • 550g papaya
  • 200g tomatoes
  • 15g spring onion
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2g fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño chilli
  • salt


  1. Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and blend it. Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and chop the pulp finely. Also finely chop the spring onion, cilantro and seeded chilli.


  1. Mix all ingredients together, add lime juice, adjust salt and serve the sauce to accompany tortillas or crackers.

Version with gluten of Papaya sauce with vegetables

The recipe contains only naturally gluten-free ingredients, so no adaptation is necessary for its version with gluten.