Green Papaya Salad

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

This salad appears in many guises in South-East Asia. As green papaya is not easy to get hold of, finely grated carrots, cucumber or even crisp green apple can be used instead. Alternatively, use very thinly sliced white cabbage.


  • 1 green papaya
  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 15 ml/1


  1. Cut the papaya in half lengthways. Scrape out the seeds with a spoon and discard, then peel, using a swivel vegetable peeler or a small sharp knife. Shred the flesh finely in a food processor or using a grater.

  2. Put the garlic, shallots, red