How To Make Cambodian Healthy Green Papaya Salad Asian Recipe

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Green Papaya Salad is a popular dish throughout Southeast Asia. Since Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam have a very hot and humid climate, salads are often eaten as a whole meal.

This is a healthy Salad Recipe that takes about a half hour to make. It is a delicious and colorful dish that is enjoyed all over the world. Now you can make this dish at home!

(Traditionally in Cambodia, this Salad is served with Pickled Crab. It is very hard to find in the West, so the recipe for this has been omitted. If you are able to find Pickled Crab, add 1 Pickled Crab to the Mortar along with the Garlic, Chilies, Dried Shrimp and Lime Zest.)

Let's look at the Ingredients:


Green Papaya Salad Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount
How To Prepare
Fresh Garlic Cloves
3 whole
Peeled
Bird's-eye Chili Peppers
2
 
Dried Shrimp
1 tablespoon
 
Kaffir Lime Zest (or any lime)
A Pinch
 
Green Papaya (Unripened)
1 small
Peel and Slice into thin strips
Green Beans
1/2 cup (100 g)
Sliced
Tomatoes
2
Quartered
Thai Basil Leaves
1 Small Bunch
 
Coriander Leaves (Cilantro)
1 Bunch
*Sawtooth Herb, chopped can be used as an alternative
Kaffir Lime Leaves
4
Sliced Finely
Fish Sauce
3 tablespoons
 
Palm or Dark Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon
 
Lime Juice (fresh)
use 1 lime
 
Roasted Peanuts
2 tablespoons
Chopped
Pestle and Mortar
 
for grinding ingredients (a Food Processor can be substituted


Let's look at the Recipe:


Green Papaya Salad Recipe

  • Pound the Garlic, Chilies, Dried Shrimp and Lime Zest in a Mortar. (Use a Food Processor if you don't have one).
  • Add the Papaya, Green Beans and Tomatoes and continue pounding until the Papaya is completely incorporated.
  • Add the Basil, Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) or Sawtooth Herbs and Kaffir Lime Leaves.
  • Mix together and season with the Fish Sauce, Sugar and Lime Juice.
  • Garnish with the Chopped Peanuts and Serve!

That's It!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Brett! I don't care too much for the fish sauce (prahok in Cambodian)that much either. I usually add either a little or none! The fish are called mud fish and they literally do let them rot in the sun! I thought it was dangerous for health but it isn't. In fact, the Greeks were the ones who actually invented the process and they brought it to Asia many years ago. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate you SHARING!

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

a great meal to share! I love this stuff in Thailand, but just can't eat it with the sauce they add called 'parra', which is basically finish ground up and left in a jar and allow to ferment in the sun… Too powerful for my stomach! lol

Thanks for SHARING.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ruchira: Thank you for the birthday wishes! It has been a very exciting day for me on HubPages! This recipe is easy to make and very delicious and healthy. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@VeronicaFarkas: I appreciate your compliments! I tried to lay the Hub out so it is easy to follow and organized. Thanks for commenting, voting and sharing!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

I love green papaya 'cause of it's health benefits. I have had this salad at asian restaurants but never tried it...Thanks JS for the share!

Happy Birthday!!


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

This is a great recipe, and the layout of the hub is brilliant! I've bookmarked this to try!

Voted up & useful, & am sharing!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I appreciate your comment Rajan! Thanks for linking this to your Hub! I hope you can get the ingredients fresh from the market soon, and try this recipe. It is a popular twist on a classic dish. Please let me know what you think if you try this.

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This recipe sounds good and I'm sure is going to taste better. But I have to wait till I get a papaya from the market.

Thanks for sharing. Up and interesting.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello oceansnsunsets! This is a refreshing salad! I hope that you try it and come back and tell me what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

This recipe sounds so good. I like the freshness, the ingredients and how the peanuts top it off. Thanks so much for sharing such a great looking recipe with us! :) Can't wait to try it.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello flikabing! Maybe you can make this for your brothers? I bet they would enjoy it! I appreciate your comment and for voting up!

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flikabing 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro

wow...I am filipino but I don't know how to make this kind of salad. thanks for sharing! this recipe deserves to be voted up!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

This is a really fast and easy recipe The Fastionista. It's also delicious! I appreciate all the votes and your comment!

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The Fastionista 4 years ago

I love salads, but sometimes I find myself in a rut - this is the perfect recipe for some variety! Thank you for sharing it (and I like that it seems pretty easy to make, too!) I'm looking forward to trying it - voted up, useful, and interesting!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Expert Gardener I hope that you decide to make this and come back and let me know what you think! Thanks for your comment!

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Expert Gardener 4 years ago

I have plenty of these veges at my home garden. I could do this also but you have unique approach. thanks for sharing


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@icciev: I am happy that you find this recipe easy to follow! Thank you.

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@NotSoPerfect: I appreciate your comment and Thanks for the votes!

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icciev 4 years ago from Kuwait

thanks for this interesting and easy to follow recipe. voted up


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NotSoPerfect 4 years ago from United States

Yummy! Great hub as usual. =) Voting up, useful and interesting.


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