Cucumber-Papaya Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

4 teaspoons sugar

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 teaspoon minced Hawaiian chiles or chile paste

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1 large papaya, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

6 lettuce leaves


  1. Sprinkle the cucumber with salt and let drain in a colander for 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, chiles, and ginger. Add the cucumber, papaya, and cilantro and toss. Line a serving platter or 4 individual plates with lettuce leaves, and top each with about 1/2 cup of salad.
  3. Serve.