1 small @australianpapaya
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