Thai green papaya salad

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
5 T fresh lime juice

3 T muscovado sugar

2 T + 2 t fish sauce

2 T dried shrimp, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 pcs green onions, chopped

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

2 pcs Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 fresh Thai Chile with seeds, thinly sliced

3 Chinese long beans or 15 green beans

1 1 1/2 to 13/4 lb green papaya

1/4 cup chopped peanuts for serving


  • Whisk first ingredients in medium bowl. Set dressing aside.
  • Cook beans in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Put the julienned papaya in a large bowl. Add onions, cilantro, tomatoes, thai chiles and green beans. Pour dressing over and toss.
  • Sprinkle chopped peanuts before serving. Makes 6 servings. For a light lunch or dinner, top the salad with grilled shrimp or tofu.


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