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Green papaya salad

A delicious crunchy exotic salad using the unripe papaya, or 'green' papaya. This is a typical salad enjoyed by Thai people all over Thailand.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Serves: 2
    • 1 garlic clove, peeled
    • 3-4 bird's eye chillies
    • 1 tbsp. prawns
    • 6 french beans (cut into 2cm lengths)
    • 1 tbsp. salted roasted peanuts
    • 2 tsp. palm sugar or muscovado sugar (granulated sugar is fine as an alternative)
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. Blue Dragon Fish Sauce
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
    • 3 cherry tomatoes (chopped in half)
    • 70g green papaya, finely shredded
    • 20g carrot, finely shredded
    1. In a mortar, roughly pound the garlic and chillies.
    2. When crushed to a rough paste, add the prawns (or omit if unavailable) and pound until smooth.
    3. Add the beans and peanuts and pound, until the beans are bruised and the peanuts are roughly crushed.
    4. Add the sugar, Fish Sauce and lime juice and stir together. Add the tomatoes and bruise gently with the pestle.
    5. Mix the dressing together with the shredded papaya and carrots and enjoy your fresh salad, perfect for summer.