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Som Tum or Green Papaya Salad

Niharika Bhide
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Som Tum or Green Papaya Salad RECIPE

Most delicious and popular Thai salad, made just under 20 mins

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Thai
  • Chilling
  • Accompaniment
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1-2 medium sized tomatoes
  2. 1 small green papaya
  3. 2 green chillies
  4. 2 orange carrots
  5. 1 cup finely slivered cabbage
  6. 1 cup fresh cucumber
  7. Lettuce 1 cup
  8. 2 cloves of garlic
  9. 2 Tbsp salted peanuts
  10. 1 tbsp sugar
  11. 1/4 cup lime juice
  12. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  13. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. First prepare the sauce for the salad. Add garlic, chillies, sugar, salt and pepper, soy sauce and lime juice into a mortor and pestle and pulse it roughly
  2. Peel the carrots and cut them into fine shreds. Similarly do it for the Papaya and Cabbage. Roughly chop the tomatoes and cucumber
  3. Add all these vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Add the sauce and toss the veggies.
  4. Serve on a large plate over a bed of lettuce and garnish with peanuts and more lemon Wedges.

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