1 small @australianpapaya

4 Bagels

Macadamia cream cheese (see below) or store-bought cream cheese

1 Tbsp capers

2 sprigs fresh dill

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 baby cucumber, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper, to taste


Macadamia cream cheese

1 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked 2 hours

2 Tbsp coconut yoghurt

1 tsp lemon juice

2-4 Tbsp filtered water

1/4 tsp fine grain salt


If making the macadamia cream cheese:

Drain nuts, then place in a high-powered blender with remaining ingredients (starting with only 2 Tbsp water). Blitz until very smooth, adding more water if necessary. Transfer to a clean jar and set aside.

To assemble the bagels

Prepare papaya by cutting in half, and using a very sharp knife to remove skin and seeds. Take care to cut the papaya into even slices, about 3-4mm thick. Set aside.

Cut bagels in half and spread generously with cream cheese. Add 3-4 slices of papaya, then top each bagel with cucumber, onion, a 1 tsp capers, dill and salt and pepper. Press bagels in a sandwich press until lightly browned, and enjoy straight way. 

Recipe by Panaceas Pantry for Papaya Australia