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Serve with seared ahi, jerk spiced ahi tuna or a simple grilled chicken breast for an easy summer salad.  Perfect for lunch or a light supper.

Tropical Spinach Salad with Papaya and Macadamia Nuts

3.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Ready in: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Complexity: easy
Tropical Spinach Salad with Papaya and Macadamia Nuts


  • 1 bag prewashed baby spinach (who has time to wash spinach now that it comes in a bag?)
  • 1 very ripe papaya
  • 1/4 cup or more crushed macadamia nuts
  • Red onion rings
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or feta
  • Bottled poppy seed or sweet vidalia onion dressing


  1. Cut papaya into "spears" and set aside
  2. Put spinach in a large bowl
  3. Put red onion, macadamia nuts, goat cheese and a light coating of dressing over spinach and toss well
  4. Place papaya spears on top of salad -sprinkle with more macadamia nuts if desired and serve.

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