Fast Recipes

Red papaya with sheep's milk yoghurt

A quick and easy dessert for when papayas are looking good in the fruit shop.

By Hugh Wennerbom
  • Serves 4
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The lime zest and treacle play up the tropical flavour of the papaya in this recipe. It's a refreshing dish for spring, perfect for a sweet snack or dessert.


  • 1 red papaya (about 1kg)
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime, plus extra lime wedges to serve
  • Sheep's milk yoghurt and kithul treacle (see note) or maple syrup, to serve


  • 1
    Peel papaya, halve and discard seeds, then cut into thin wedges. Squeeze lime juice over wedges.
  • 2
    Top with yoghurt, drizzle with kithul treacle and sprinkle with lime zest to serve.


Use a good sheep's yoghurt, such as Meredith Dairy. Kithul treacle, a sweet Sri Lankan palm syrup, is available from Sri Lankan grocers and online.

  • undefined: Hugh Wennerbom