Cucumber-Papaya Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by SharleneW

Made this for a recent Luau I hosted and it was very good. It is an Emeril Lagasse recipe from

Top Review by BerrySweet

Great! I shredded my papaya (instead of dicing) & added some green onions & carrot, omitting the lettuce leaves. This is a very mild papaya salad and is missing the pungent fish sauce that is normally present, but it is still good! Great summer dish!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled,seeded and thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large papaya, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 14 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 6 lettuce leaves


  1. Sprinkle cucumber with salt and let drain in a colander for 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse and pat dry.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, chiles and ginger.
  4. Add the cucumber, papaya and cilantro and toss.
  5. Line a serving platter or 4 indivicual plates with lettuce leaves and top each with about 1/2 cup salad.

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