Thai Green Papaya Salad | Thai Som Tum Salad

 Thai Inspired Green Papaya Salad

       After Indian cuisine Thai is our favorite . We love everything, from simple Thai salad to Thai iced tea.Today I am sharing simple salad recipe slightly adapted from Here. I made some changes,omitted some ingredients and added Thai yellow curry sauce and fresh basil leaves to the recipe.


For the Salad
  • 1 medium sized green papaya, peeled and shredded
  • 2 medium sized carrots, peeled and shredded
  • handful chopped toasted peanuts
  •  fresh basil leaves

For the dressing

  • Juice of two limes
  • 2 Tbsp  fish sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 green  chili , seeded and chopped
  • 1-2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbs  Thai yellow curry sauce (optional)
Using a mortar and  pestle , crush green chillis and garlics.  To this add  lime juice, fish sauce , yellow curry sauce and brown sugar, mix really well . Place your shredded papaya and carrots in a large salad bowl .Toss in fresh basil leaves.Right before you  serve the salad, mix the dressing  and then drizzle it over the salad ingredients, mixing well to combine. Top the salad with some chopped  toasted peanuts.


  1. Healthy and colorful looking salad. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. love green papaya,will definitely give this a try..yummm :)


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