A week ago my parents returned from Israel. They went there on a vacation to visit our close friends. I wish I also could go with them, but I was in the middle of passing my exams. Besides, once (2 years ago, I think) I have already payed a visit there.
Actually, this country surprised me very much, in a good way. I mean I was amazed that such an oasis could be created in a desert. Their land was build of nothing...no water, poor soil, arid climate. The moment you step from the plane on the ground, you see so much verdure around, blooming verdure.! It is hard to believe that you are actually in a desert!
However behind this beauty is concealed a hard work. Only imagine that under each bush is placed a tubule, which supplies the plant with water.
And only thanks to this irrigation system it became possible to cultivate various plants.
So now we are getting closer to the topic (yep...no post without food!)
The only thing I wanted my parents to bring home was food. A lot of exotic food.!!
Dried fruits...dates, coconut, pineapple.
No big surprise that nowadays everything can be bought in the store right by your house. Why then my parents had to lug heavy suitcases full of food? The thing is in flavor. Those fruits from Israel are so rich and juicy..!
Of course I could end up eating all these goods the way they are. And I did so. But then I considered it boring and it would be such a waste not to make something beautiful of them.
Actually, this papaya salad had no recipe...maybe now it already has.) Anyway, the recipe appeared in my head spontaneously. I was going to eat papaya skipping through my Instagram feed and suddenly saw a picture of fruits served in papaya. So I decided to have something similar to it. While preparing I came up with an idea of serving it with whipped cream and mint.
I don't think it is necessary to give a recipe of papaya salad, it is more about your desire for something special. You can add to the salad anything you wish. I used the products I had at home - strawberries, raspberries, black and red currants and sure thing papaya))
But please!-please!-please! do not forget to add mint! It totally changes the taste, gives some freshness and combines all the flavors together.
Until next time.