Green Papaya Salad Recipe

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Frank Prewitt Published: March 4, 2021 Modified: March 5, 2021
Green Papaya Salad Recipe

How to Make Green Papaya Salad

Ditch your usual greens for a fresh and vibrant plate of this Thai green papaya salad. Papaya pieces and cherry tomatoes are tossed in zesty lime dressing.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
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  • 5 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar , or golden brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, plus 2 tsp
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 chinese long beans, halved crosswise or 15 green beans
  • lbs green papaya, peeled, halved, and seeded
  • 10 large cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, very thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh red Thai chile with seeds, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp salted peanuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Whisk lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, shrimp, and garlic in a medium bowl. Set dressing aside.

  2. Cook beans in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water for about 5 minutes until crisp-tender.

  3. Rinse under cold water. Cut into 2-inch pieces.

  4. Using julienne peeler, peel enough papaya to measure 6 cups. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl.

  5. Add tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, chile, and green beans.
  6. Pour dressing over; toss.
  7. Sprinkle peanuts over and serve.

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