Papaya Fruit Cocktail

Papaya Fruit Cocktail

Cocktail de Papaya
4 servings as cocktail, 10 as relish
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: agave syrup, honey, lime, mint, papaya, pati's mexican table
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Papaya Fruit Cocktail recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 4 “Meals in a Minute”


  • 6 cups ripe papaya, diced peeled and seeded
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons agave syrup or honey, maple syrup, or sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves

To Prepare

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine diced papaya, lime zest, lime juice, and agave syrup, or other sweetener, and toss well. Sprinkle on finely chopped fresh mint to garnish. Serve with the pound cake or on its own.

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  1. This papaya looks yummy & refreshing. Love your show on PBS. It’s current & I appreciate that. Love your IG account. You make me crave tacos. Lol. We’ve had tacos twice this week already. Xoxo. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  2. Looks incredible! This triple lime pound cake & papaya relish will be dessert at my next enchilada night. Can’t wait for my family & friends to try. Thank you for all the simple & delicious recipes.

  3. Pati, I am excited to try the tuna minilla casserole and the triple lime pound cake. My five year old son and I love watching your show, you make it seem so easy to prepare these meals. Gracias por promover la comida mexicana en una manera tan divertida y refrescante! I loved the papaya topping you made for the pound cake, my favorite tropical fruit!

  4. I first saw Pati on THE CHEW and started watching her WONDERFUL and ENTERTAINING program. Love the inter-action with her three boys and Pati’s visiting with her family in Mexico City.
    She makes her recipes so easy and delicious sounding. Can’t wait to try them all!!
    Thank you for your great program!

    1. Hola June, I’m thrilled that you looked for my program after seeing The Chew! Thank you so much for your message!! I hope you try many of the recipes. 🙂