Thai Green Papaya Salad

Thai Green Papaya Salad

Serves 2 people - Quick and Easy

"This dish doesn't use any curry paste, but it is a classic dish which is just so amazing. The chilli gives it heat, and the freshness of the other ingredients provide the cooling. Perfect balance of flavours."

Hot and Spicy Thai Green Papaya Salad


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Quick and Easy


20g Green Papaya (you can use raw swede)

7g Long Green Beans

5g Carrots

10g Cherry Tomatoes

2-3 Garlic Cloves

2-3 Thai Red Chillies

20g Small Dried Shrimp

15g Roasted Peanuts

2 tbsp Lime Juice

Seasoning (to taste)

1 tbsp Fish Sauce

1 tbsp Palm Sugar (light brown sugar or coconut sugar)


  1. Coarsely grate the green papaya and carrots into long stripes either by hand or food processor.

  2. Cut the green beans 2-3 inches long

  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half

Cooking Instructions

1. Add the chilli and garlic cloves into a large mortar and start to crush them with your pestle for 30 seconds.

TIP - Be careful of the chillies and garlic as they may splash onto you, use your other hand as a cover.

2. Once the chilli and garlic have been crushed, add in the green beans and crush them for 30 seconds also, this i is to break them up so they soak up the juices.

3. Add the cherry tomatoes, palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juices and mix it all together until you see that the palm sugar has dissolved

4. Add the papaya and carrot, then pound for a further 30 seconds.

5. Lastly, add the dried shrimps and roasted peanuts and mix it all together.

6. Serve with vegetables or sticky rice

7. Enjoy, its delicious

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