Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons
Episode: Laidback Luau
Green Papaya Salad
Total:
35 min
(includes marinating time)
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
(includes marinating time)
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • One green papaya (1 1/2- to 1 3/4-pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 10 green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced 
  • 1 hot chile pepper, stemmed, seeded if desired, and finely chopped 
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 
  • 2 limes, juiced 
  • Kosher salt 
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
  • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts, optional 

Directions

Shred the papaya in a food processor.

Put the green beans in a large bowl and bruise them lightly with a wooden spoon. Add the tomatoes, scallions, chile pepper and the papaya.

Stir the fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice and a pinch of salt together in a small bowl, then add it to the papaya mixture and toss to coat. Toss in the cilantro. Let stand 15 minutes. Toss in the peanuts, if using, right before serving.

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