Som Tam - Papaya Salad

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

Som tam or papaya salad is a popular Thai salad featuring green papaya and a spicy chili pepper dressing. Traditionally, it's pounded with a mortar and pestle but for your convenience, use a chopper.


It’s a equal mix of raw papaya, carrot, and raw mango Julienne or grate all three Crush some peanuts & put over it I have added sliced shallots In a small blender, blend half tomato, 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, one small piece of ginger, 2 shallots, half tomato without seeds, one green chili, 4 dry red chili, one lemon squeezed, salt & olive oil (I put quite a bit of olive oil) Blend Then pour over the salad & mix. Many won’t like my next addition which you can avoid - which is 1 tbsp of fish sauce - but I believe that enhances the flavor.

You will relish this salad for sure and do try it out :)

Recipe & Pic Courtesy - Mathew

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