Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

BerrySweet May 31, 2009

This was good combination of flavors but I will reduce the rice wine vinegar and the fresh cilantro a little next time, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten

Kittencal@recipezazz July 03, 2007

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