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1 head of romaine lettuce

1 ripe papaya

2 avocado, peeled and sliced

red onion slices

Papaya Seed Dressing:

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp. salt

2 tbst. papaya seeds

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup salad oil

2 green onions, chopped

Wash and dry lettuce.  Tear into bite-sized pieces and place in salad bowl.  Halve and peel papaya. Scooop out seeds and save 2 tbsp.  Slice papaya in long slices.  Combine dressing ingredients in  a blender until papaya seeds have the appearance of ground pepper.  Store dressing in refrigerator.  Just before serving, add papaya, avocado and red onion slices to lettuce.  Serve the dressing on the side and let guests drizzle on as they like.  There will be lots of dressing left over, but you’re going to want to make this salad again soon!  Serves 6-8.

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