Papaya and Strawberry Salad

This salad is perfect for every occasion. Now in Queenstown New Zealand is Springtime and the sun is shining and the air finally feeling warm.There is no reason why don’t have this salad in cold days.What I like from this salad is that the ingredients are very light, is very easy to make and taste so good. The vinaigrette has a touch of sweet and sour. Is practical and perfect for mum in a rush. I am convinced that the best recipes come from those moments when either has nothing in the fridge and so many great plans or when I have too much in the fridge with no plans at all. Yeah ! take a moment to decipher that. This is one of those times when I went shopping and just threw everything into the trolley and no plans at all. It all worked out perfectly well.

green leaves,papaya,strawberry,tomato,cucumber,avocado,blue cheese

Papaya. Very simple, not sweet but excellent digestive properties. So if you have constipation, feel free to have as many papayas as you want. The papayas have a high content of Vitamin A, C, potassium.

The secret with papaya is to take a little siesta on your bench until is soft to touch and golden, although not necessarily has to be golden, some of them are green but soft to touch. If you do it, will be sweet and wonderful.

Along with the strawberry, they add a great balance of sweetness to this salad that’s loaded with so many great flavors. Blue cheese I love it. the crisp cucumber and the buttery avocado bites

The vinaigrette is one of my favorites is a lovely combination of sweet and sour, perfect and final touch.

Hope you can make it at home and send me any comments.

Have a nutritious day!

Serves 4 people


1 cups of green leaves

1 slice of papaya, seeded and cubed(use a whole small papaya)

1 bunch of strawberries hulled and halved.

1 cup of cherry tomatoes

1/3 cucumber peeled and sliced

1 avocado cubed

100gr blue cheese, preferably crumbed


1/3 lemon juice

2 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

3/4 tsp fine sea salt

1/2 ground pepper

2/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil


In a jar or small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.

On a large platter, arrange your mixed greens.Top with the remaining ingredients and as much dressing as you’d like.



Published by AndreaP

I am passionate about food and nutrition. Originally from Bogota -Colombia currently living in New Zealand. I am a Nutritionist & Dietitian. After becoming a mum and working in different areas like education, banking and sales, I came to the realisation that I wanted to come back to what I loved and what I have passion for this is Health and Nutrition. In September 2016 I started my online course with the biggest nutrition school in America called Institute of Integrative Nutrition( IIN). The Institute of Integrative Nutrition has given me the knowledge and support about Nutrition in a Holistic way. I have never thought that this would be possible, but after a year I realised that definitely secondary food (food that is on the plate) is part of the puzzle of health and happiness. There is something called primary food which are the pillars that together contribute to a better wellbeing and a better nutrition. Relationships, spirituality, career and exercise plus a having good sleep habits can contribute to a better YOU. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and I am looking forward to taking you on this journey of better habits and a prosperous life. Always smile with gratitude! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you get to know me. AndreaP

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