I’m so so grateful that the world of salads is where it is today…..throw in any combination of pulses, greens, fruits, nuts or more and create a new concoction each day.
True to that spirit, I took my love for the yummy green papaya salad served at Thai restaurants and created my own.
Half a green papaya shredded (green papayas are readily available at Asian Food Stores)
Two medium sized or plum tomatoes thinly sliced
Two hot green chilies thinly sliced
One lime zested and juiced
A few tbsps of cilantro (I use more since I love the flavor)
Two tbsps soy sauce
A tsp of sugar
Two tbsps peanuts crushed (I used the spiced kind, you can use plain as well)
Salt to taste
In a bowl, mix the shredded papaya, tomatoes and green chilies.
Mix the soy sauce, salt, sugar, lime zest and lime juice to make the dressing.
Add the dressing to the veggies and toss.
Sprinkle the cilantro and crushed nuts on the salad.
Serve with a slice of lime and a chilly on the side.