Green Papaya salad

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 !!

green papaya salad

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.

green papaya salad

Happy cooking………..errr munching !! 😉

Cheers !!

** I used Tabasco red chili sauce 
The images are my entry to Photography 101 – A Pop of Color
Day 11 assignment


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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12 Responses to Green Papaya salad

  1. Amy says:

    I love papaya, but have never had green papaya.

  2. Totally my kind of food :).

  3. It looks very appetizing, Andy 🙂

  4. Hi Anindita,

    Any ideas about what I can do with the rest of the papaya?

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