Green Papaya Salad


Cucumber can replace the green papaya in this salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 3 Thai green chiles

  • 6 green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 large unripe papaya, peeled and cut into thin strips

  • 1 tomato, halved and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Combine garlic, chiles, and green beans into a mortar and pound roughly. Add the papaya and pound again, to bruise the ingredients. Stir in fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar and pound again. Ad the tomato and pound to combine. Stir in the chopped peanuts and serve.

  2. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can make a version of this in your blender or food processor: coarsely chop the garlic, chile peppers, and green beans. Mix in the papaya, and pulse a few times. Mix in the tomato, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Pulse to combine; salad should still have texture. Transfer to a serving dish and stir in the peanuts.

Cook's Note:

You can use brown sugar instead of palm sugar. Soy sauce can be substituted for fish sauce, although that will change the flavor of the salad slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love