Green Papaya Salad Recipe

Green Papaya Salad


  • ¼ lb shrimp, shelled & deveined
  • 6 cups shredded green papaya, rinsed & drained
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup fresh mint, shredded
  • 1 cup fresh Thai basil, shredded
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fried shallots
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted pistachios to garnish


  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 Persian limes, juiced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 6 bird’s eye chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Vietnamese fish sauce

How to make Green Papaya Salad

Boil shrimp, drain and halve lengthwise.

For the dressing, dissolve sugar in the boiling water. When sugar is dissolved completely, pour this simple syrup into a small bowl to cool. Once cool, add the lime juice, garlic, chili peppers and fish sauce and stir together.

Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss well with dressing. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes and sprinkle with chopped pistachios right before serving.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    wow I missed this one of yours - amazing! I actually tried this dish quite recently for the first time at a Thai restaurant - was yummy.

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