1largeStarfruitAs wide as you can find. Cut into ½”thick slices
2tbspFresh BasilChopped into ribbons
Peel and deseed that papaya. Chop finely.
Slice the Starfruit and keep aside.
Combine the cottage cheese, papaya and basil until mixed together. Try not to mix more than needed, though, because ripe papaya is juicy and it will create more liquid than you probably want in the cottage cheese.
For individual bite-size servings, lay the starfruit slices flat in an even layer on a serving platter, then scoop some of the cottage cheese mixture on top of each slice. It’s a good idea to dry the top of the starfruit so the cottage cheese mixture doesn’t slide right off it.
For a “help yourself” dish, place the cottage cheese mixture on a small serving plate, then arrange the starfruit slices around the edge. Throw a few whole basil leaves in the center for garnish if desired.