Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

Recipe by JackieOhNo
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a blender or mortar, blend or pound garlic, salt, peanuts, chilies, sugar and shrimp (if using) into a paste. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in lime juice and fish sauce. Use a spoon (or the mortar) to lightly crush tomatoes and beans (if using), then add to bowl and mix lightly.
  • Peel and coarsely grate or shred papaya, discarding seeds and inner membrane. There should be 4 to 6 cups.
  • Add papaya to bowl and lightly but thoroughly toss together. Taste for seasoning. Mound in a bowl (if desired, line bowl with lettuce leaves beforehand). Sprinkle with peanuts and serve.
  • Note: If green papaya is unavailable, use an equivalent amount of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots).
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