green papaya thai salad
this is my version of a traditional thai green papaya salad
i always get alot of raves with this dish for potlucks,it’s an easy prep as long as you have all the ingredients.tweak it as you wish to personalize it as this is just a guide.you may use sea salt instead of nama shoyu…it depends on how dogmatic you are.
2 cup green papaya, shreded in food processor (found in most asian markets,bigger grocery stores)
10 green beans, julienned,or shredded
10 cherry tomatoes, halfed or quartered
2 clove garlic, minced
½ tablespoon sesame seeds
1 chili pepper or more if you like it hot, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (optional,i love cilantro), pick off whole leaves
2 tablespoon shredded carrots if desired for color
2½ tablespoon dark agave nectar
1 tablespoon nama shoyu or sea salt
shred papaya and carrot.set aside.
in a separate bowl add tomatoes,garlic and green beans and crush together gently.add lime juice,dark agave nectar,nana shoyu/sea salt,chili pepper.mix well.
combine all ingreients together about 1/2 hour before ready to serve.add cilantro last.