Thai Green Papaya Salad Recipe

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Thai Green Papaya Salad
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  1. Many Asian supermarkets have shredded green papaya and that is what I use. However, if you can only find whole green papaya, the papaya can be peeled and shreded using a regular cheese grater with medium to large sized holes. When you get closer to the center, you will see the white immature seeds inside. Stop and move onto another part of the papaya. Discard any seeds that got into your bowl.
  2. In Thailand, green papaya salad is made using a clay mortar, wooden pestle and a spatula. Smash a clove of garlic first. Then add green beans and halved cherry tomatoes. Pound a few times just to bruise the beans and get the juice out of the tomatoes. Add chili peppers and crush them just enough to release the hotness, unless you like your salad really hot. Add the green papaya, dried shrimp, toasted peanuts, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. Use the pestle to push the mixture up in the mortar and the spatula to push it down so that the mixture is mixed well.
  3. However, if you do not have a big enough mortar you can crush garlic, tomatoes, green beans. Set them aside in a large bowl. Add dried shrimp, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar to the bowl. Add green papaya and mix well. Serve with sticky rice and a sliver of cabbage, green beans and Thai basil.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 470.51 Kcal (1970 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.78g 20%
Cholesterol 11.6mg 4%
Sodium 2403.72mg 100%
Potassium 1936.85mg 41%
Total Carbs 82.41g 27%
Sugars 54.13g 217%
Dietary Fiber 14.07g 56%
Protein 13.44g 27%
Vitamin C 378.9mg 632%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 162.7mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 54.83 Kcal (230 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.49g 20%
Cholesterol 1.35mg 4%
Sodium 280.13mg 100%
Potassium 225.72mg 41%
Total Carbs 9.6g 27%
Sugars 6.31g 217%
Dietary Fiber 1.64g 56%
Protein 1.57g 27%
Vitamin C 44.2mg 632%
Iron 0.3mg 15%
Calcium 19mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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