Green Papaya Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Note: If green papaya is unavailable, substitute a mixture of carrot and Granny Smith apple.

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • The dressing:
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce, such as nam pla or nuoc nam
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce, such as Srirachi Hot Chili Sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • The salad:
  • 1 large green papaya, peeled and julienned, see note
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and julienned
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 small red chile, sliced thin
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Butter lettuce leaves, for serving
Directions

For the dressing: In a small bowl add all ingredients and mix well. Set aside for about 1/2 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

For the salad: Combine papaya, bean sprouts, cucumber, onion, and red chile in a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix well. Mound onto a platter, garnish with cilantro leaves, and surround with butter lettuce leaves.


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