Green Papaya Salad

A fresh, lively Thai salad made with green papaya


  • 1 pound unripe papaya, peeled and shredded (see above for shredding info)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 carrot, grated or julienned like the papaya
  • Roasted peanuts or cashews for toppin’
  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground shrimp
  • 46 Thai bird chilies or chile pequins or 12 serrano chilies, minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Taste and adjust to your liking. You may want more sugar, more chilies, or a little salt.
  2. Add the vegetables and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with peanuts right before serving.


This will keep in the fridge a week or so. Makes about 8 cups of slaw.

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