Papayas are a less exciting mango to me. But in Israel when mango season is nearly over we have to compromise. I love to use papayas in salad because its sweetness enhances this dish and the salt and vinegar in the dressing brings out its flavors in a more savory way.
This dish was inspired by finding purple potatoes and papayas and Chinese cabbage (which is a softer less bitter cabbage) but if you can’t find these items here is a list of substitutes to still be able to make this dish: Instead of purple potatoes use: regular potatoes or sweet potatoes. Instead of Chinese cabbage use regular cabbage. Instead of asparagus use sugar snap peas or green beans. Instead of shallots: use regular onions.