Thai green papaya salad

Som Tam Thai - Green Papaya Salad

Thai green papaya salad with baby tomatoes, snake beans and a sprinkle of peanuts.

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Cooking Time: 15 Mins

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Serves: 2

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Author: Paul Brighton


  1. 1 medium green papaya, shredded
  2. 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. 50g snake beans, blanched in boiling water and halved
  4. 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  5. 1 tbsp fish sauce (Leave out for vegetarian)
  6. Juice of 1 lime
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced
  8. 1 tbsp palm sugar

To serve:

  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts


  1. Place peanuts in a dry frying pan on high heat and toast for 2 minutes constantly moving to avoid burning. Transfer to pestle and mortar and lightly crush.
  2. Place all ingredients except peanuts in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Transfer to individual plates and top with a sprinkle of the toasted peanuts.