Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in fruit
  • rich in veggies
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Green Papaya Salad

This recipe serves: 
1 1/2 medium green (unripe) papayas
4 cloves garlic
4 small, Thai chili peppers, or 1 jalapeņo pepper, stemmed
2 teaspoons palm sugar, or brown sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/3 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 2" lengths
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 1/2 tablespoons roasted unsalted peanuts
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2/3 head bibb lettuce, leaves removed and washed
Cooking Instructions
1. Peel, half lengthwise and seed the papayas. Cut them into long, thin shreds, or shred them in a food processor and set aside.

2. In a large mortar, combine the garlic and chilis and pound them into bits with a pestle. Add the sugar and fish sauce and combine with the pestle.

3. Add the papaya and green beans and pound for about 3 minutes to slightly crush them. Use a spoon to scrape the sides of the mortar and rotate the mixture as you work.

4. Add the cherry tomatoes and pound for a minute to release some of their juices.

5. Stir in the peanuts and lime juice.

6. Place a few leaves of lettuce on each plate and spoon the salad onto the lettuce.

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 112
  • Carbohydrate
  • 18 g
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 689 mg