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Thai Papaya Salad (courtesy of Thai Farm Cooking School)

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  • 1 cup shredded green papaya*
  • 12 Thai hot chili peppers
  • 23 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped long beans
  • 1 tomato, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp fish or soya sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a mortar and pestle, mash garlic, long beans and chilies until crushed into pieces. Then add lemon juice, sugar, fish sauce, tomato, salt, and mix together.
  2. Finally add papaya and mix together well with a pestle and a spoon. Serve cold with fresh cabbage, lettuce, or morning glory.


*Green papaya can be substituted for cucumber, green apple, cabbage, or carrots.