Green Papaya Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Note: If green papaya is unavailable, substitute a mixture of carrot and Granny Smith apple.

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

THE DRESSING:
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce, such as Srirachi Hot Chili Sauce
  • Kosher salt
    THE SALAD:
    • 1 large green papaya, peeled and julienned, see note
    • 1 cup bean sprouts
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and julienned
    • 1 red onion, sliced thin
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    Directions

    For the dressing: In a small bowl add all ingredients and mix well. Set aside for about 1/2 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

    For the salad: Combine papaya, bean sprouts, cucumber, onion, and red chile in a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix well. Mound onto a platter, garnish with cilantro leaves, and surround with butter lettuce leaves.
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