Recipe courtesy of CrushCraft Thai Street Eats

Papaya Salad

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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10 ounces palm sugar

2 1/2 ounces fish sauce 

6 ounces green beans 

12 Thai bird chiles

6 cloves garlic

6 ounces lime juice 

30 ounces shredded papaya

36 cherry tomatoes, halved 

6 ounces peanuts, ground 


Special equipment:
a mortar and pestle
  1. Heat a pot over medium-low heat. Add the palm sugar and fish sauce and cook for 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
  2. Add the green beans, chiles and garlic to a mortar and pestle; crush to the texture of a fine mince. Add to a serving bowl along with the shredded papaya, cherry tomatoes, chilled palm sugar sauce and lime juice; mix well. Garnish with peanuts and serve.