The Right Way to Cut a Papaya

Cutting board: The first step in cutting a papaya is to secure your cutting board so it won’t slip and slide while you work.

Papaya tends to be a slippery fruit, so it’s important to have a solid base to cut on. Secure the cutting board with a non-slip mat or a few layers of damp paper towels. 

Vegetable peeler: A Y-shaped peeler is the best tool for this task.

You’ll use the peeler to work from the tip of the papaya to the base and remove the protective outer layer of skin. 

Chef's knife: Use a large, sharp knife to slice the papaya in half and cut it into your desired shapes. 

Spoon: A regular kitchen spoon can be used to scoop out the fruit's seeds.