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Thai Green Papaya Salad

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  Green papaya 1 Large
  Garlic cloves 2 Large, peeled and lightly crushed
  Thai chili peppers 4 (Red And Green Colored)
  Serrano pepper 1
  Tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Coconut palm sugar/Regular sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Lime 1⁄2
  Roasted peanuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green beans 4

1 Peel the green papaya.
2 Using a shredder, shred the papaya.
3 In a mortar, lightly smash the garlic and chilies.
4 Add in the shredded papaya and lightly smash in the mortar.
5 Using a spoon, turn it over and beat again.
6 Add in the sliced tomatoes and smash.
7 Stir in the fish sauce, coconut palm sugar and beat again so that the flavors can blend.
8 Gently squeeze in the lime juice.

9 Serve in a bowl, topped with roasted peanuts and beans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
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As a Thai food fan or as you take your first step towards trying Thai food, Thai Green Papaya salad is a must try. The Chef is of Thai origin and preparing an authentic papaya salad. Amazingly, its very simple to make and gives your hands a little exercise while pounding. Enjoy the dish in a Thai way with rice and grilled chicken or shrimps.

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The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
This salads looks great !!! I happen to like when you use both leafy vegs and fruits to make an impressive salad !!The Tortilla Guy
mikek831's picture
I love Som Tum. It's hard for me to find green Papaya. If you use normal Papaya it turns into more of a salsa, ha ha but that is pretty good as well.
SHRIYA's picture
this salad is my favourite...thanks for the recipe
shantihhh's picture
Shredded green papaya often with carrots isd available at many Asian markets hre-usually those cattering to Vietnamese. Green Papaya is readily available here in California. Love Som Tom. When made with green mango it is called Yam Dtat Dtiaw. Instead of dried shrimp or salted crab as in Som Tom, you usually use dried squid. I love Thai Salads (Yams)! Shanti/Mary-Anne
rcsbriskethouse's picture
looks good i'll have to try this myself RC's Brisket house and cateringRC's Keepin it real
Lily K.'s picture
OMG! This vid makes my mouth water! I need to have some now! lol I haven't had any Green Papaya salad in almost 2 years! :o') lol
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