Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Som Tam Salad (Well, sort of)

Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam) is the most popular salad in Thailand. As in all things Thai, fish sauce is a must. But I excluded it because a)I don't do fish, and b) I don't have any fish sauce available! Instead, I made a dressing of honey and orange juice. For a more authentic Som Tam recipe, refer here.

  • 1/4 of a large raw papaya
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • The juice of one orange
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Handful of crushed peanuts
  • Flesh of a coconut, fresh, not dried or dessicated
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
To make:
  • Shred or grate the peeled papaya, carrot, coconut and cucumber into long thin slivers. See here on how to shred a papaya.
  • Chop up or tear a few spinach leaves.
  • Mix the orange juice, olive oil, honey and black pepper to make a dressing.
  • Mix all the salad ingredients.
  • Add the dressing right before you are going to eat the salad.
  • Garnish with the crushed peanuts.


Bombay Foodie said...

This looks lovely.

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Raw_Girl said...

Thanks for the prompt response, Simran. My email is

Only Fish Recipes said...

looks awesome !


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