Green Papaya Salad

Thai green papaya salad, also known as Som Tam, is said to have originated in the Northeast part of Thailand. As you travel through Thailand, you’ll find it almost everywhere. It features shredded papaya, crunchy chopped nuts, all tossed in a spicy sweet dressing!

January 05, 2020
Serves 4 Total time:
15 Minutes



Add the fresh lime juice, fish sauce, coconut palm sugar and crushed garlic to a medium bowl and thoroughly mix together. Set aside.


Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling water for approx. 5 minutes until just cooked. Rinse under cold water.


Using a julienne peeler or box grater, peel enough papaya to make 4 cups and grate carrot. Place both in a large bowl.


Add tomatoes, half of the cilantro (chopped), chili and green beans. Pour over dressing and mix to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts or cashew nuts (we add lots of them because we love the crunch!), garnish with remaining cilantro and serve. 

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