Green Papaya Salad

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on March 12, 2008.



Green Papaya Salad

  • 2 very green papayas, pared and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 or 3 Hawaiian red chili peppers, seeded
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • 1 large tomato, slivered
  • Lettuce or small cabbage leaves
  • Condiments: Finely chopped peanuts, shrimp flakes mixed with a little sugar, lime wedges


  1. In a food processor, coarsely shred papayas.
  2. Process or blend garlic, red peppers, lime juice, and fish sauce together.
  3. Combine papaya, garlic mixture, and tomato.
  4. To serve, place a portion of the mixture on a lettuce or cabbage leaf; fold into a packet.
  5. Serve with your choice of condiments.

Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
70 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 2 g protein


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