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Green Papaya Salad

A bright, fresh, crunchy salad packed with big flavour and served with a chile vinaigrette. 

YIELDS
4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 green papaya, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh Thai basil, chopped
  • 1 x (3-oz/85 g) package beef jerky, cut into thin matchsticks)

Chile Vinaigrette

  • 1 to 2 bird’s eye Chiles, finely Sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons. (30 ml) palm sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) light soy sauce
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Salt

Serve

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) roasted peanuts
  • A few fresh cilantro leaves
  • Thai basil leaves, optional
  • Lime wedges, optional

Directions

Salad

  1. In a large bowl, mix shallots, green papaya, carrots, cilantro, Thai basil, and beef jerky (optional) until well combined. 

Chile Vinaigrette

  1. In a bowl or jar, vigorously mix bird's eye chiles, roasted peanuts, palm sugar, light soy sauce, juice of three limes and salt. 
  2. Season to taste with more salt.

Serve 

  1. Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss. Transfer to a large plate and garnish with peanuts and cilantro.
  2. Add basil leaves and lime wedges (if using) and serve. Enjoy!


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