Som Tam

A spicy and refreshing Thai papaya salad


  • Small green raw papaya, shredded
  • 4 chopped long green beans
  • 6 cloves garlic 
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 6 red or green chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ground roasted peanuts
  • Fresh lettuce or lime wedges for garnish


  • Peel and seed papaya and shred it. 
  • Put in a bowl.
  • Crush garlic with a pestle, then add long beans and tomatoes and pound a few times to release juices.
  • Add the chillies and crush lightly to release the heat.
  • In a separate cup dissolve the sugar in the lime juice and fish sauce.
  • Mix all ingredients together now and toss to mix.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl and top with garnish.

#sidedish #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree 

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