Skinnytaste > Avocado Obsessed > Papaya Avocado Salad

Papaya Avocado Salad

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Papaya, avocados, lime juice and cilantro – this luscious tropical salad will make you feel like you are in the sunny Caribbean.

Papaya, avocados, lime juice and cilantro – this luscious tropical salad will make you feel like you are in the sunny Caribbean.

This salad pairs wonderfully with rice and beans, grilled chicken, fish or steak and it’s loaded with vitamin C, A, folate and fiber.  You can add a jalapeño to add a little kick! This would even make a great salsa to serve with chips.

Perfect for all diets restrictions, vegan, gluten free, low carb, egg free, nut free, to name a few. Enjoy!

Skinnytaste Simple promo banner

Papaya Avocado Salad

5 from 1 vote
Papaya, avocados, lime juice and cilantro – this luscious tropical salad will make you feel like you are in the sunny Caribbean.
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Papaya, avocados, lime juice and cilantro – this luscious tropical salad will make you feel like you are in the sunny Caribbean.
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 medium hass avocados, diced
  • 2 cups papaya, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl combine onion, lime juice and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine avocados, papaya, and cilantro.
  • Toss with lime juice and onions and serve immediately.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.


Calories: 112.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.5 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 8.5 g, Fiber: 6 g



Rate and review this recipe!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe:

49 comments on “Papaya Avocado Salad”

  1. Can this recipe be made with shredded green papaya as a substitute for the diced orange papaya? Or is there a huge difference in flavor?

  2. Avatar photo

    This simple salad is downright amazing! That’s lunch for me! I have both papaya and avocado trees at home but never thought of mixing them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Pingback: The 4 Phases of Breastfeeding + Milk Supply Meal Ideas - Because I Said So Baby

  4. Really delicious! Used half papaya, half mango–completely yummy! Served with the Black Bean-Butternut Squash Enchiladas and Cilantro Lime Rice from your stash , too!

  5. Really, really, really good. Never thought to combine avocado and papaya and did not know what to expect. Amazing how delicious and simple this salad is. Added to my permanent files now.

  6. I made this recipe last night and paired with BBQ grilled chicken. It was sooo good. Thanks for sharing Gina.


  7. I used to be the "Can't Cook. Don't Cook. Shouldn't Cook." in the family. ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HA. Now I'm AMAZING! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  8. This was an unbelievable combination!! We like to eat vegetarian at least once a week and I paired this with your Cuban Rice and Black Beans, as suggested. What a super satisfying meal! Thanks so much for all your hard work Gina!

  9. Avatar photo
    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Nothing like impressing mom!

    A melon ball scooper would be perfect!!

    Magaidh- I love the onion but for those who don't, you can leave them out. Let me know how the jicama works out.

  10. Gina, I made this again this week (again! this is the fourth time!), and I had a brain flash.

    I've been mellowing those onions as you suggested, but my boyfriend still finds the flavor of them to be too much (he's not much of an onion-eater, in general, though I love them!). So here's my brainwave: next time, I'm going to try it with jicama! Same crunch, less pungent (/lingering) flavor. I'll let you know how it goes!

  11. This is very tasty. I've never cut open a papaya before, so it was a bit of an adventure! I used my melon baller and it came out great. This goes well with shrimp quesadillas.

  12. Made this for my visiting mom last week. She was so impressed with me 🙂 Truly a delicious salad!

  13. I'm having this for lunch while my Santa Fe Chicken cooks in the crockpot. Your blog is my one stop shop for DELICIOUS ww recipes. Thank you!

  14. Oops! No, I totally missed that part (just copied out the ingredients and had at it!). Now I'll know! Thanks, Gina and Angela!

    (We've already eaten two batched of this in my household, and I'm sensing another on the horizon …!)

  15. Avatar photo
    Kelsey @ Happyolks

    Wow. This is perfect for spring! I'm really starting to crave cold, raw foods again! I'm totally going to try this 🙂 Thanks so much!

  16. Avatar photo
    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    I'm happy you all liked this, yes I mentioned I soak the onion in lime juice and salt first. 5 to 10 minutes or longer. Not sure if you read that but it mellows the flavor of the onion.

  17. Made this recipe tonight. Only thing I changed was I didn't add the Cilantro as my hubby doesn't like it….but honestly, it was good without it. LOVED IT!! I diced my onions very small after reading other comments about the onion etc. but I love onion so it's not a problem for me. But I have to say all the flavors worked well together….Thanks Gina!!

  18. This looks super yummy! I am thinking it would be delish with grilled chicken breast in a wrap for work lunches this week, mmm.

    @Magaidh – I often make a mango/fruit salsa to pair with fish and always add red onions, and I too always found them them really overpowering until I started dicing them and soaking them for 20 minutes or so in cold water. It took away the bite and left a crisp sweet complimentary onion flavour. Try it!

  19. Made this for dinner tonight, Gina, and it was fantastic! We ate it with roast salmon — what a wonderful combination 🙂

    The one thing that my boyfriend and I found was that the flavor of the red onions was just too strong for us. Next time, I think I'll either let it mellow in some lime juice before adding it, or omit it entirely — the lime, salt, and cilantro were plenty to balance out the buttery richness of the avocado and the sweetness of the papaya. (Though I might well give it a try with some jalapeño — I bet that heat would hit the spot!)

    Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe! I think this'll become a winter staple 😀

  20. Avatar photo
    Emily Simmons

    I have had something similar to this but instead of papayas, used with mangos and it is tasty! Problem is limiting myself to 2/3 of a cup!

  21. Avatar photo

    I made this for lunch today and I was a little concerned that I wouldn't be full. But honestly, the richness of the avocados was just enough to make a super fulfilling lunch! I may just bring this tomorrow as well!

  22. Avatar photo
    Linda - Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit

    these are my kind of recipes!! Clean, simple, healthy!! I love it!!

  23. This sounds great…I was thinking of mango (we have many here in California)…what do you think?

  24. You are amazing! I love all of your recipes and as a fellow WW member, it helps so much to know the PointsPlus values – Life is easier when someone else calculates!! Thanks so much.

  25. Gee, this is the perfect salad! Has everything I love! wow! my mouth is seriously watering! papaya too? really??? wow!!!!!!!

  26. Gina – Your Macaroni and Cheese is dangerous to have in the house…it was so good. Tomorrow will be the third day in a row that I'm finding stuff to eat with it – anything!

  27. Avatar photo
    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Avocados and papayas pair really well and they are so good for you. I made papaya muffins with the leftover papaya, amazing! I will post this week!

  28. This looks like the perfect kick of summer on a rainy winter day in Boston. Thanks for the inspiration! I think papayas are going on the grocery list 🙂

  29. Anything with avocado is always a winner in my book. I cannot remember the last time I had papaya but I imagine with the creamy richness of the avocado that it is so good in this recipe.

  30. Avatar photo
    Homemade Pancakes

    I was looking for a side dish for some chicken tonight. This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  31. Avatar photo
    Life with the Lebedas

    I featured one of your recipes!