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Summer Delight: Zesty Green Papaya Nirvana

Green Papaya Salad

About the Dish:

Green Papaya Salad is a refreshing and flavorful dish that originates from Southeast Asia. It is made with shredded green papaya, mixed with a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. This salad is commonly served as a side dish or appetizer and is known for its vibrant colors and contrasting textures. The green papaya provides a crunchy base, while the dressing adds a tangy and spicy kick. It is a perfect dish to cool down on a hot day and is also highly nutritious.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g


Ingredient Quantity
Green Papaya 1 medium
Carrots 2 medium
Cherry Tomatoes 1 cup
Green Beans 1 cup
Peanuts 1/4 cup
Cilantro 1/4 cup
Mint 1/4 cup
Lime juice 2 tablespoons
Fish sauce 2 tablespoons
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Thai chilies 2
Garlic 2 cloves

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Peel and shred the green papaya and carrots. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and trim the ends of the green beans. Set aside.
  • Step 2: In a mortar and pestle, pound the Thai chilies and garlic into a paste. Add the sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice and mix well.
  • Step 3: In a large bowl, combine the shredded green papaya, carrots, cherry tomatoes, green beans, cilantro, and mint. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine.
  • Step 4: Garnish the salad with crushed peanuts. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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