Lunches — By Ben on 27 March 2008
Chicken Papaya Wraps


This was so much fun. I must confess that I got the idea of making wraps for lunch from this Madeleine’s post. However, I wanted to make something new and special, and that’s when I turned to this delicious fruit I have been eating little by little this week:

If you think I finally lost it, you are right! That is exactly what crossed my mind when I finished making this avocado and papaya salsa for my wraps.

I used some papaya, one avocado, cilantro, the juice of 2 limes and a pinch of salt. I grilled two chicken breasts…

…put it all together over some lettuce and flour tortillas…

…and voila! I had a chicken wrap with a strange papaya and avocado sauce. But how did it taste? Like a little piece of foodie heaven.

I grew up eating papaya. We always had a bowl of fruit salad in the mornings before leaving home and papaya was almost always the star ingredient in those salads. But I had never thought about a papaya salsa or adding papaya to a savory dish before. Where has my head been all these years? Oh delicious papaya, you have opened a new door to my crazy cooking adventures.

Congratulations Jenn, you were the first one (after just 5 minutes!) to guess the secret ingredient. You have won a small Tupperware prize, a Quick Shake® Container. This was so much fun that I might do it again. It might even be a regular event. Who knows? Yes, I’ve lost my mind. Ha ha!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(21) Readers Comments

  1. Mango?

  2. Ok, so noone else has chosen it so I’ll go out on a limb …


    Had to, since my first guess was papaya and that has been done ;). Good luck all!!!

  3. I am guessing tamarind because everyone else guessed papaya and mango:D

  4. Is it persimmon?

  5. D’oh! Good job, Jenn!

  6. :) Thanks Ben! That was sooooo much fun! :) I am sooooo excited about my new shaker! I have always wanted one of those! YAY! This is my first time winning anything online!!!

  7. oh, i did not win!! :( ( but i guessed wrong too!)
    Congrats Jen!

  8. Who would have thought papaya could be so versatile. I wouldn’t have guessed in 100 years. Sigh…I’m so pedestrian.

  9. Hmmm … I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of papaya. There’s something about the smell of it that turns me off … but, if someone were to make me avocado papaya salsa and put it in a yummy chicken wrap, I would likely eat it :-) It looks good!

  10. Congrats Jen

    That salsa looks fab! Great idea!

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