Green papaya comes with innumerable health benefits. I have always consumed it, cooked. I have heard a lot about raw papaya salad, Som Tum of Thailand. Traditionally, dried shrimp or salted crab is used in this salad. I had neither in the pantry, so settled for a vegetarian version. The outcome was a fragrant, gently spicy and tangy with a hint of sweetness.
Taste was lip -smacking. The tangy lime, the crunch of papaya juliennes and roasted peanuts tickles the taste -buds !!
Here’s what I did………….
1 cup – julienned raw papaya
1 tbsp – lime juice
1 tbsp – finely chopped red apache chilies
1 tbsp – roasted peanuts
1 tbsp – chili sauce
1/2 tsp – sugar
1 tsp – chopped coriander
Assemble the salad by gently tossing all the ingredients together. Adjust the lime juice and chili sauce as per taste.
Refrigerate and serve chilled.
Happy cooking………..errr munching !! 😉