Working with endive and papaya

0115131611aI’m getting terrible taking pictures of my CSA food. Halfway through cleaning and preparing food every week, I remember I didn’t take a picture of my food. Sorry!

Last week I got two foods I had never used in my cooking: endive and papaya. Right away I looked into how these two could be used together, and I found a salad that included green onions (also in in my share last week). This salad is great, as it also has avocado and a lime dressing. Simple,various¬†flavors and trying new foods. Can’t be beat.

I still have lots of endive. Do you have any good recipes on how to use it?

Endive, papaya and avocado salad

Serves 4 as a side salad



  • 4 cups chopped endive or mixed lettuce
  • 2 cups papaya
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2-4 green shallots


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbls grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp mild curry powder


  1. Wash and chop endive.
  2. Peel, seed and cut papaya into cubes.
  3. Cut avocado into half remove seed and skin. Chop avocado into cubes.
  4. Wash, trim and finely chopped shallots.
  5. Place ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Gently toss ingredients.
  7. Combine all dressing ingredients and shake. Add to salad and toss to coat.