Delectably Healthy Green Papaya Salad!

Hey Team, healthy, tasty eating is the name of the game and lucky for us, Team Member Diane who has become a Certified Nutritionist has been very generous in sending us a whole cookbook full of healthy recipes that she has learned in Culinary School! Here is a delicious and healthy Green Papaya Salad in the “Healthy Eating” corner of Big Mike's Health and Fitness Blog. Thanks Diane, you’re the best!

Green Papaya Salad Recipe

Unripe, or green papaya, is a typical ingredient used in Thailand. It is used as a vegetable and contains a powerful enzyme that aids in digestion.
Learn the technique for shredding green papaya in this YouTube Video below.

Dressing:
2 cloves    -    garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup    -    lime juice
2 Tbs    -    fish sauce
1 Tbs    -    brown rice syrup
1 small    -    Thai chili, 1-2 inches, or same amount of serrano pepper, seeded, minced

Salad:
1 lb    -    green papaya, peeled, seeded and shredded, about 4 cups
1 medium    -    carrot, shredded
15 whole    -    cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Tbs    -    chopped cilantro
2 Tbs    -    chopped Thai basil
1⁄4 cup    -    peanuts, toasted and chopped

Procedure

  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a large bowl until emulsified.

  2. Prepare the salad ingredients as directed and add to the dressing. Toss well.

  3. Serve salad topped with crushed peanuts.

Servings: 12

SKILLS/EQUIPMENT:
whisk, emulsify, shred