Thai green papaya salad with long beans, peanuts, and tomatoes. Light, tasty, and calorie-conscious!
MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR THAI PAPAYA SALAD
- Roasted Peanuts
- Thai Palm Sugar
- Lime Juice
- Green Papaya
- Red Thai bird’s eye chilies
- Cherry Tomatoes
WHAT IS GREEN PAPAYA?
Green papaya is essentially unripe papaya, and you can buy it as such. Green papaya’s firm and crisp texture make it ideal for salads.
It has a mellow flavor, similar to that of a cucumber. It’s a little bit sweet, too.
Do you know where to get green papayas? Asian supermarkets sell entire green papaya and shredded green papaya.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS GREEN PAPAYA SALAD GOOD FOR HEALTH?
- Because papaya is a rich source of vitamins and fiber, making this dish is nutritious and delicious. Digestive enzymes are also present in this vegetable. Natural enzymes are even more concentrated in the green papaya’s unripe state.
IS THIS VEGETARIAN GREEN PAPAYA SALAD?
- Dried shrimp and fish sauce are used in this recipe, making it non-vegetarian. However, you can transform this recipe into a vegetarian or vegan option by omitting these two components.
HOW LONG WILL SHREDDED GREEN PAPAYA LAST?
- It’s possible to store this dish in the refrigerator for up to two weeks if frozen. To make this meal, all you need to do is stock up on green papaya!
The average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 209 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
Thai entrees go nicely with this dish. Here are my favorite Thai recipes for a nutritious and quick midweek dinner.
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
- 6 cherry tomatoes, I used grape tomatoes
- One clove garlic
- 6 oz. (170 g) green papaya strands
- fish sauce to taste
- Thai palm sugar to taste
- fresh lime juice to taste
- Two tablespoons of dried shrimp
- 1/3 cup long green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths
- 1-2 red Thai bird’s eye chilies
- Pound the bird’s eye chilies and garlic together to create a smooth paste.
- Before adding it to the mix, the dried shrimp should be broken up but not pulverized.
- First, add a couple of teaspoons of palm sugar (chopped finely). There will be more to sample in the future.
- Pulverize just enough to break up the peanuts but not enough to turn them into a thick paste.
- Crush the green beans with a mortar and pestle until they begin to split and get a little bruised.
- Crush them together by pounding on the papaya and tomatoes. Then, crush the tomatoes to release their juices, which will enhance the flavor and color of your dish.
- Then, put a few teaspoons of fish sauce and lime juice into the mix.
- Keep a large spoon in your other hand to help flip items over and clean the mortar when using the pestle.
- Add extra fish sauce, lime juice, or palm sugar as needed while hammering and flipping for a few more seconds.
- Serve as soon as possible.