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Thai Green Papaya Salad

Thai Green Papaya Salad

(Som Tum)

  • Spicy

Dried shrimp is common additional ingredient to add crisp on your Thai green papaya salad, and substitute the fish sauce with soy sauce if desire a vegetarian salad




Som Tum is one of the popular dish in Thailand, originated from North Eastern part. The combination of spicy, sour and sweet flavors makes this dish a classic and popular. Adjust the spiciness in this recipe to your level.

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Soak the julienned papaya on the water and drain them well on paper towels.

Step 2
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Add the cloves and chillies in the mortar and pound until crushed and no more big chunks.
If desire spicier salad, add more Thai chillies.

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Add the palm sugar, fish sauce, tamarind juice and lime juice into the mortar, pound and mix well until the sugar palm fully dissolved.

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Add the tomato wedges and roasted peanuts into mortar and pound to break them slightly.

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Add the shredded green papaya and carrots, mix them all together, pound lightly. Transfer the salad on plate and serve.

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Adjust Servings:
1 Green papaya Big size or weighing about 350 grams, peeled and julienned
2 Long bean Cut into 2 inch long pieces
1 Carrot Julienned
3 Tomatoes Cut into small wedges
2 cloves Garlic
3 tablespoons Roasted peanut Unsalted and chopped
3 Thai chillies
1 1/2 tablespoons Palm sugar
2 Limes
1 1/2 tablespoons Fish sauce
2 teaspoons Tamarind juice

Nutritional information

107 g
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
Total Fat
29 g

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