Green Papaya Salad Recipe

Green Papaya Salad Recipe
Green Papaya Salad Recipe

This green papaya salad recipe comes with some soy sauce and peanut dressing, cashew nuts for topping, and a spicy peanut powder on the side. Let’s take a look at how it’s made.

Prep time:              20 min

Cook time:             10 min
Total time:            30 min
Yield:                     4 to 6 servings


Unripe or slightly ripe but very firm papaya, 5-6 inches in length
Carrot – 6 inches long 
Capsicum/Bell pepper 

For the Dressing:

Soy sauce:                                            2 tablespoons
Rice vinegar:                                       3 tablespoons
Brown cane sugar:                             3 tablespoons
Lime juice:                                          1/2 Lime
Cashew pieces:                                   1/2 cup
Coarsely ground black pepper:       1 teaspoon

For the Topping:

Roasted cashew nuts:  1/2 cup
Sweet basil leaves, cut into half (or coriander leaves):           1/4 cup

For the Spicy Peanut Powder (optional)

Roasted peanuts:            1/2 cup
Brown cane sugar:          1 teaspoon
Black pepper powder:    1 teaspoon
Salt:                                    1/2 teaspoon


  1. Peel the papaya with a vegetable peeler, seed it and shred it into thin strands, or cut it into thin matchsticks about 2 inches in length.
  2. Peel and then shred the carrot or cut it into 2-inch-long matchsticks. Add to the papaya.
  3. Cut the capsicum into about 2-inch-long pieces, but slightly thicker than the carrots.
  4. Toss the cut papaya, carrot, capsicum, and basil in a large bowl.
  5. For the optional spicy peanut powder, coarsely grind the roasted peanuts, sugar, black pepper powder, and salt in a mixer. Set aside.
  6. To make the salad dressing, puree the roasted peanuts, soya sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ground black pepper, lime juice, and oil in a mixer until it forms a paste.
  7. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss again. Avoid over-mixing.
  8. Just before serving, sprinkle the toasted cashew nuts on the salad (so they remain crunchy).
  9. Sprinkle the spicy peanut powder on the individually plated salad to kick it up a notch.


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