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Published on June 06, 2020

Arugula Salad with Papaya Dressing

Healthy Meals Made Easy

*recipe modified from Kripalu Seasonal Menus


For the dressing

  • 1 ½ cups cubed fresh papaya
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons papaya seeds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 6 cups arugula
  • ¼cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ red bell pepper, medium dice


  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender, excluding the olive oil. Blending until smooth, then while motor is running, slowing pour in the olive oil.
  2. Combine arugula, pumpkin seeds, and peppers in a salad bowl. Add some of the dressing and toss to coat the arugula.
  3. Serve immediately.

Serves: 4

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