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Thai Green Papaya Salad

Thai Green Papaya Salad made with papaya, Thai chilis, and a sweetened lime fish sauce dressing, this salad is a perfect copycat of your favorite Thai restaurant.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 1/2 pound green papaya
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 red Thai chiles
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar not packed
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped


  • Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Using a mandolin, julienne the papaya and the carrot or peel into strips with a julienne peeler.
  • In a small food processor, add the chilis, garlic, brown sugar, lime juice and fish sauce and puree until smooth.
  • Add 3/4 of the dressing to the papaya and carrot mixture and toss well.
  • Add the romaine lettuce and cilantro with the remaining dressing.
  • Add the lettuce mixture to the bottom of the bowl, top with the papaya mixture and garnish with the peanuts.


Serving: 11/4 cups | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.57g | Sodium: 493mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 19.8g