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Thai Papaya Salad (Som Tum) Recipe by

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  • Thai Papaya Salad
    (Som Tam)

    Thai Papaya Salad
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Palm sugar blocks
Fish Sauce
Bird Eye Chillies
Papaya (Green/Unripe)
Thai Garlic (peeled)
Dried shrimps
String Bean (Yard/Long bean)

Ingredients (for four people)

These are the recommended amounts required for a meal for four people. Please adjust the amounts accordingly for more or less people. Also you might already have some of these Thai food ingredients in your larder, so please set the quantity to zero for any ingredients that you already have.
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    • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
    • Ready In: 15 minutes


    • 1. Prepare the ingredients as suggested above. Shred the green papaya with a miracle knife or with a regular cheese grater with large sized holes. Discard any of the green papaya seeds.
    • 2. Traditionally in Thailand green papaya salad is made using a clay pestle and mortar and a spatula. Pound the garlic and chillies to a paste. Add the dried shrimp, peanuts and long beans and pound to bruise. Follow with the green papaya and carrot. Stir well with a spoon/spatula and pound to bruise the vegetables so that they absorb the heat and flavour of the chillies and garlic.
    • 3. Add the lime juice, fish sauce and palm sugar. Stir and pound a bit more to blend the vegetables with the flavourings and seasonings. Then add the tomato pieces, stir and bruise lightly to blend in with the rest of the salad.
    • 4. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with Thai sticky rice.
    Vegetarian's Tip: For a vegetarian option, omit the dried shrimp and substitute soy sauce for fish sauce.

Nutritional Information

  • Amount per serving

    • Calories: 59
    • Protein: 1g
    • Fat: 0g
    • Saturated fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrate: 15g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sodium: 403mg
    • Cholesterol: 0mg