Grilled Pawpaw and Brussels Sprout Salad with Raspberry-pawpaw Vinaigrette

Pawpaw, a.k.a. papaya, is a fruit commonly eaten in tropical climates – like Nigeria. Though I was never a huge fan growing up – especially when there was always a ripe pineapple or mango nearby – every time I see one, I’m brought back to being a kid and playing under the hot Nigerian sun.

Now seeing as today marks the first official day of fall (and I was recently gifted a giant papaya that I’m yet to use), I’ve decided to relive the warmer days by playing around with pawpaw, but in a way that makes the transition into this cooler season a tad bit smoother.