Thai Green Papaya and Carrot Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Serve: 2


  • 1 cup raw papaya
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Thai red chilies
  • 3 tablespoon roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 lime (I like sour taste)
  • 1 -2 tomatoes chopped
  • green beans


  1. After washing the green papaya and carrots, peel off the skin using a peeler. You can then either use a grater to shave the papaya and carrots, or you can use a knife until there are numerous vertical cuts, then shave off the top layer into thin pieces.
  2. Toast peanuts on the stove on a medium flame until they turn pinkish brown.
  3. Add garlic cloves, Thai red chilies and pound them for a few seconds until the garlic is crushed and chilies are reduced to small bites. Then add sugar, fish sauce and then squeeze some lime juice and 1-2 lime veggies into the mortar. Mix and pound the dressing, make sure sugar is fully dissolved into a liquid. Add 1 tablespoon of roasted peanuts and then roughly slice in the tomatoes into the mortar. Pound the mixture for about 30 seconds.
  4. And finally, toss the papaya, carrots, green beans and dressing mixture in a deep big bowl.
  5. Serve immediately.