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Papaya salad


  • 150g-200g Green (unripe) papaya, peeled and sliced
  • 100g Cucumber, peeled, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 Small green chillies
  • 2-3 Raw green beans, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Palm sugar
  • 1 Large tomato, chopped
  • 30g Peanuts, roasted
  • 150g Cooked and peeled prawns, roughly chopped


Put the garlic, chillies and long beans into a mortar and pound roughly. Add the fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar and mix together until the palm sugar has melted.

This makes the dressing. Place the papaya, cucmber, tomato and prawns in a large bowl and pour over the dressing. Mix well and tip out onto a large serving plate. Scatter over the peanuts and serve.

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