Thai Raw Papaya Salad Recipe With Lemon Peanut & Honey Dressing
Thai papaya salad is a flavor-filled dish that will make a great starter for a party. It is easy to make, low in calories, and very nutritious. Also known as "som tam", has a crispy texture and combines wonderfully with the spice of green chilies, sourness of the lemon juice and the sweetness of honey.
Thai Papaya Salad Recipe With Lemon Peanut & Honey Dressing, also known as "som tam", has a crispy texture and combines wonderfully with the spice of green chilies, sourness of the lemon juice and the sweetness of honey. Green papaya salad is a flavor-filled dish that will make a great starter for a party. It is easy to make, low in calories, and very nutritious.
A papaya is one of the fruits with the high concentration of vitamin C, potassium, lycopene, beta carotene . This tropical fruit is ranked as one of the most nutritious fruits by the Center for Science in the Public Interest because of its high content of so many vitamins and minerals.
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- 3 cups Raw papaya , grated long
- 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , coarsely crushed
- 1/4 cup Anardana (Dry Pomegranate Seeds) , (optional)
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, freshly chopped
- 1 Fresh red chilli peppers , sliced, seeds removed (optional), finely chopped
- 1 Green Chilli , sliced, seeds removed, finely chopped Dressing
- 2 Lemons , juiced
- 2 tablespoons Honey , (or to taste)
- Salt , to taste
How to make Thai Raw Papaya Salad Recipe With Lemon Peanut & Honey Dressing
To begin making the Raw Green Papaya Salad Recipe, in a small bowl combined all the ingredients for the dressing and keep aside.
Peel the green skin off the raw papaya, then slice it in half. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Using the largest grater you have or a food processor and grate the papaya, into ribbon-like strips. Place it in a large bowl.
Stir in the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad mixture and toss well to combine.
Adjust the sweetness, lemon and chillies to suit your taste and serve the Raw Green Papaya Salad immediately to retain its freshness and nutrition.
Make Ahead Tip: If you wish to make the Raw Green Papaya Salad Recipe ahead of time, combine all ingredients except the nuts and the dressing.
You can then leave it covered in the refrigerator several hours, or overnight. Add the dressing and peanuts at the last minute, then toss and serve.
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