Green Papaya Salad


September 1, 2015

This refreshing salad is very popular in Thailand and eaten with shrimp and peanut sprinkles.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings


1 tbsp of lime juice

1 tbsp of brown or palm sugar

1 tbsp of fish sauce

2 tsp of dried shrimp, chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

3 green beans, cooked (boiled in hot water for about 5 minutes) and thick sliced

8 oz of green papaya, peeled, halved seeded, thinly sliced or coarsely shredded

3 cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ cup of cilantro, chopped

2 stalks of scallions, thinly sliced

pinch of chili flakes

1 tbsp of roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped


1Combine lime, sugar, fish sauce, garlic, chili flakes and dried shrimp. Whisk together. Set dressing aside.

2In a bowl, mix shredded / julienne green papaya, cooked green beans, scallions, and cilantro.

3Pour the dressing over the salad. Sprinkle salted peanuts over the top of the salad.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.