Papaya salad recipe


  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 crisp lettuce
  • ΒΌ small white cabbage
  • 2 papayas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 oz/25 g roasted peanuts, chopped roughly
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • Basil leaves, to garnish
For the dressing
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh red or green chile
How to Make It
  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the oil, fish sauce or soy sauce, lime or lemon juice, sugar and chile. Set aside, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Shred the lettuce and white cabbage, then toss together and arrange on a large serving plate.
  3. Peel the papayas and slice them in half. Scoop out the seeds, then slice the flesh thinly. Arrange on top of the lettuce and cabbage.
  4. Soak the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water for 1 minute, then lift out and peel. Remove the seeds and slice the flesh. Arrange on the salad greens.
  5. Scatter the peanuts and scallions over the top. Whisk the dressing and pour over the salad. Garnish with basil leaves and serve at once.

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