Green Papaya

Happy New Year to everyone!
In year 2014 #chopstickspoon promise to share more easy-to-make recipes from my kitchen to your kitchen including main dishes, side dishes, sweets and drinks. The first recipe of the year is “Green Papaya Salad”. Hope you enjoy it!


1 Small green papaya

Brown tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)

Mint/ basil & coriander leaves

Vietnamese dipping fish sauce

Green Papaya Salad_ cut into thin slices


Prepare a bowl of cold water, 1 tbsp lemon and 1 tbsp white sugar. Leave it to aside

Peel the papaya skin completely. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a spoon. Shred the papaya into thin strands using a shredding tool or mandolin, make sure to get rid of the papaya core.

This is a very important step – Wash and Soak shredded papaya in the cold water bowl you prepare ealier (leave about 5-7 minutes). Repeat this process couple times to keep papaya not turn brown and get rid of the sticky residue. Then use a salad dryer to remove water.

Place papaya and tomatoes wedges into a serving bowl, add coriander and basil/ mint leaves

Pour  dipping fish sauce on top and serve as a side dish with fried shrimp chips (optional)


12 thoughts on “GREEN PAPAYA SALAD

    1. I usually soak and wash papaya a least 3- 4 times, and each time you need to replace the ice water. You can use the same bowl, just fill cold water, add sugar and lemon then mix it up with papaya strands, leave it for about 5 minutes each time. Cold water will also help green papaya become crispy. Please post the final product if you decide to make it.

  1. I’ve been wanting to make this salad for some time. I’m so happy to learn about soaking the shredded papaya to get rid of the residue…thank you!

  2. Ooooo … I love green papaya salad, and your recipe is so clean and simple! Out of curiosity, do you have a recipe for banana flower salad?

      1. Thank you! That is an interesting salad, but we do not have ambarella in the U.S., or at least in Philadelphia. I have never seen that fruit before!

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