Pawpaw with Mint and Coconut Sugar

This has to be one of the best ways to eat a beautiful ripe pawpaw. If you haven’t tried pawpaw yet you are in for a treat.


  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup white sugar                       
  • ¼ cup thread coconut, toasted
  • Flesh of 2 ripe pawpaw, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Serves 4


  1. Place mint leaves, lime zest and 2 teaspoons of the sugar in a mortar and pestle and bash until a smooth paste. Mix in the remaining sugar and the coconut. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, blitz mint, lime zest and all the sugar in a small food processor, then mix in the coconut.
  2. Sprinkle the mint and coconut sugar over the pawpaw and serve with lime wedges to squeeze over.
Per Serve