Thai Papaya Salad

I’m a big fan of Thai cuisine and this Thai Papaya Salad is one of my all-time faves! I had this the very first time in 2011 when I visited Bankok. We were trying all their street food and this salad won me over. It’s a simple salad with an explosion of different of flavors – sweet, sour, salty and hot. You should definitely add this to you best salad recipes collection!

  • Serves 2 people
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Palm Sugar
  • 1/2 piece Red Chili, sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups Green Papaya, shredded (use julienne slicer or vegetable grater)
  • 8 pieces Cherry Tomatoes into halves
  • 100 grams Green Beans blanched and cut into 1-inch length
  • 2 tablespoons Peanuts roasted and chopped coarsely

Procedure

  1. After shredding the papaya, place it in a large mixing bowl and chill in the fridge to keep its crunchy texture.
  2. Combine garlic, lime juice, palm sugar and red chilli in a bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. Refresh the green beans in ice water after blanching to stop cooking process; green beans will stay crisp and keeps them bright green. Drain after 1-2 minutes.
  4. Take out the papaya from the fridge, and add green beans and cherry tomatoes.
  5. Pour lime dressing over. Toss everything until papaya is well coated with the sauce.
  6. Divide the salad into two serving bowls and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  7. If you prefer spicier, add more red chilli on top.

recipe notes

  • You can substitute palm sugar with brown sugar.
  • You can add dried shrimps.
  • To make this really authentic, use tamarind juice instead of lime juice.
  • They also serve the green beans raw. With my recipe, I prefer the green beans blanched them for 1 minute. I find green beans more flavorful and pleasant to eat when they are cooked.

 

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