Zucchini (Mock Green Papaya) Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Herb Lady

Always searching for a new way to use zucchini. I love thai green papaya salad so I substituted zucchini for the green papaya. This can also be topped with boiled shrimp or chicken breast. I adapted this recipe from one I found at: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/10520

Top Review by liz.tarquin

I love the clean, salty-spicey-sweet taste of papaya salad, and agree that zucchini makes a nice 'substitute' to the papaya, when you can't find it. My only comment is that readers should adjust the fish sauce-sugar-lime (or vinegar) ratios to taste, especially as some fish sauces are more salty than others. Well done to Herb Lady for taking a classic and making it approachable for other cooks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl whisk together dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add zucchini, carrot, and cilantro to dressing, tossing well.
  3. Salad may be made 2 hours ahead and chilled, covered.
  4. Bring salad to room temperature before serving.
  5. Serve salad sprinkled with peanuts.

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