On our trips to Asia, one of our favourite sides, is Thai Green Papaya Salad.
With a current glut of Papaya right now here on the Costa Tropical, what better to accompany a Thai meal?
Green Papaya are difficult to find, so you could substitute kohlrabi or a mild White Turnip.
If you can’t find Green Papaya (it’s not easy to find) you could try Kolrabi or a mild White Turnip.
This is my veganised version of the typical Thai Salad, Som Tam:
🌶️ 2 tbsp garlic , roughly chopped or use paste
🌶️ 4-6 bird eye chillies, , roughly chopped with/without seeds (use fewer for less spicy)
🌶️ 2 TBS Agave or similar
🌶️ 1/4 cup Rice vinegar (sub white wine vinegar or lime juice as alternatives)
🌶️ 1/2 cup Soy Sauce /Tamari
GREEN PAPAYA SALAD INGREDIENTS:
🌶️ 1 cup roasted Peanuts , unsalted. Smashed for topping
🌶️ 20 French/Green Beans , cut in 5cm/2″ pieces (raw) save some for topping.
🌶️ 2 cups carrot grated/shredded
🌶️ 4 cups green papaya , grated/shredded, TIGHTLY packed cups (1 large Papaya)
🌶️ 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves (or Cilantro)
🌶️ Lime slices optional
1) Mix up the ingredients for the sauce & leave to one side
2) Mix up all the salad ingredients apart from the peanuts, some beans & some basil/cilantro
3) Pour the sauce over the salad & stir well
4) Top with the toppings & slices of lime, then serve
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