Recipe By taddy
Published May 10th
Prep 35m Cook - Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 180.4

Give your veggies a Thai twist. Serve this salad alone or over rice noodles for a light lunch.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups fresh green beans, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 ½ cups cubed papaya
  • 2 cloves cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh Thai or Serrano chile, finely minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine tomato, beans, cucumber, and papaya in a large bowl. Toss with garlic and chile pepper.
  2. 2 Stir together lemon juice, lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl. Pour over papaya mixture and toss. Sprinkle peanuts and cilantro on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 180.4
  • Carbohydrate 24.2 g
  • Fat 9.4 g
  • Fiber 6.5 g
  • Protein 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 704.2 mg
  • Sugar 9.4 g


  1. I was really surprised how well I liked this simple salad. My BF on the other hand wouldn't want to eat it again ever
  2. This was so yummy! We just got back from Thailand and loved all the great food. I added mango instead of papaya (taste preference) and I also added sweet red peppers and used cashews because that was all I had. I cannot stop eating this salad! Thanks for the great recipe.
  3. Very nice sauce. I'm sorry to say it turns out I don't like papaya but that's not your fault! I love mango though so will try with that next time.
  4. I make this salad very often these days. Instead of cubing the papayas though, I slice it very thinly. Also, I add chunky peanut butter to the sauce which gives incredible rich peanut flavor!
  5. DELISH! I made this to use up some ingredients I had on hand so my expectations weren't that high. Wow was I thrilled with the results. I used mango and pineapple instead of papaya had cashews instead of peanuts and didn't have fish sauce so I upped the soy sauce slightly. With the changes still - Read more ...
  6. This salad has beautiful color and presentation. I blanched my green beans for added color. Next time I will slightly reduce the fish sauce.
  7. De-lish! I like to add a splash of soy sauce and olive oil to the dressing, and a can of rinsed black beans for a more hearty meal.
  8. I make this salad all the time but add more fruit (all of the tropical variety whatever's at the store usually pineapple and sometimes some peaches too. My current roommate is allergic to papaya so I've been improvising lately). The longer it sits the spicier it gets. Because I can't always get the fish sauce - Read more ...
  9. This recipe is also called som tam a thai dish. Very good for if you are dieting. I gave it 5 stars because it was great tasting(I cut down on the spice a pinch) easy to make and my kids love the color in it. Will make again:)
  10. This was soooo good and so easy. It's going to be a staple at home. I left the spicy stuff out and since I don't have papaya I replaced it with a cup of Tropical Fruit Mix from Dole which has some papaya in it. It was delicious. Don't leave the cilantro out and don't - Read more ...

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