Give your veggies a Thai twist. Serve this salad alone or over rice noodles for a light lunch.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tomato, beans, cucumber, and papaya in a large bowl. Toss with garlic and chile pepper.

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  • Stir together lemon juice, lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl. Pour over papaya mixture and toss. Sprinkle peanuts and cilantro on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; 9.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 704 mg sodium. 24.5 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This recipe is also called som tam a thai dish. Very good for if you are dieting. I gave it 5 stars because it was great tasting(I cut down on the spice a pinch) easy to make and my kids love the color in it. Will make again:) Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2013
I was really surprised how well I liked this simple salad. My BF on the other hand wouldn't want to eat it again ever Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This recipe is also called som tam a thai dish. Very good for if you are dieting. I gave it 5 stars because it was great tasting(I cut down on the spice a pinch) easy to make and my kids love the color in it. Will make again:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This recipe is also called som tam a thai dish. Very good for if you are dieting. I gave it 5 stars because it was great tasting(I cut down on the spice a pinch) easy to make and my kids love the color in it. Will make again:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
This was so yummy! We just got back from Thailand and loved all the great food. I added mango instead of papaya (taste preference) and I also added sweet red peppers and used cashews because that was all I had. I cannot stop eating this salad! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
This was soooo good and so easy. It's going to be a staple at home. I left the spicy stuff out and since I don't have papaya I replaced it with a cup of Tropical Fruit Mix from Dole which has some papaya in it. It was delicious. Don't leave the cilantro out and don't forget to chop the peanuts. It makes a difference. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
I make this salad very often these days. Instead of cubing the papayas though, I slice it very thinly. Also, I add chunky peanut butter to the sauce which gives incredible rich peanut flavor! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
This salad has beautiful color and presentation. I blanched my green beans for added color. Next time I will slightly reduce the fish sauce. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
DELISH! I made this to use up some ingredients I had on hand so my expectations weren't that high. Wow was I thrilled with the results. I used mango and pineapple instead of papaya had cashews instead of peanuts and didn't have fish sauce so I upped the soy sauce slightly. With the changes still a winner. I served over Jasmine rice-yum! My husband is always skeptical when I make these healthy unique ethnic dishes and offers some constructive criticism. But this one left him speechless--he LOVED it. I will be making this again soon. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
I make this salad all the time but add more fruit (all of the tropical variety whatever's at the store usually pineapple and sometimes some peaches too. My current roommate is allergic to papaya so I've been improvising lately). The longer it sits the spicier it gets. Because I can't always get the fish sauce for the dressing I usually make up my own using the juices from an orange lemon & grapefruit with fresh ginger rice vineager and a little sugar. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
Very nice sauce. I'm sorry to say it turns out I don't like papaya but that's not your fault! I love mango though so will try with that next time. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
De-lish! I like to add a splash of soy sauce and olive oil to the dressing, and a can of rinsed black beans for a more hearty meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2013
I was really surprised how well I liked this simple salad. My BF on the other hand wouldn't want to eat it again ever Read More