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Green Papaya Salad

Rated as 3.74 out of 5 Stars

"Cucumber can replace the green papaya in this salad."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 45 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 1.6 g fat; 7.2 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 368 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great salad. If you don't julienne the papaya by hand (ridiculously time consuming), use the shredder in the food processor. I buy the long beans for the recipe and cut them into 1 inch segmen...

Most helpful critical review

This is ok.. It is not great! I made it for my husband because he loves Thia dishes and we have been looking for a recipe on this..this isn't it.

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Great salad. If you don't julienne the papaya by hand (ridiculously time consuming), use the shredder in the food processor. I buy the long beans for the recipe and cut them into 1 inch segmen...

My estimation is that 2 cups of shredded papaya is about the right proportion for this recipe. Best to use a mandolin board that can properly julienne the fruit into long thin matchsticks, but i...

This is ok.. It is not great! I made it for my husband because he loves Thia dishes and we have been looking for a recipe on this..this isn't it.

I liked alot--my husband said it was ok! I made it spicier the next day by adding a serrano red pepper and he liked it better then. I liked it even more!

Note: Make sure you get the fish sauce that has a clear golden look to it (ex. Squid Brand). Also, Asian food stores sell the small mortar (get clay) & pestal (wooden) for around 5-10 dollars (g...

Loved the flavor of the papaya in a salad. I added actual lettuce and made it a salad.

I had green papaya salad recently while visiting Hawaii. There, it was fantastic. I looked at this recipe and thought it sounded the same. I didn't like it at all. Maybe my papaya was too ri...

perfectly awesome !!

The flavor was good, I didn't use the food processor, but chopped it manually to eat more like a salad rather than a pulp.