Papaya Salad

A Thai garden of papaya, cabbage, tomatoes and spring onions in an Oriental soya dressing.

Preparation Time: 10 to 15 min.
Serves 4.


1/2 ripe papaya, sliced
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 spring onions
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1 tomato, thinly sliced

For the dressing
1 green chilli
2 tsp sugar (approx)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For the garnish
1 tbsp ground peanuts
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)



    For the dressing

    1. Pound the green chilli finely in a mortar. Add the sugar, soya sauce, oil and lemon juice. Adjust salt and sugar to your liking.

    How to proceed

    1. Mix the papaya, cabbage, onions, bean sprouts and tomato in a bowl.
    2. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad. Garnish with the peanuts and coriander.


    1. Serve the dressing separately and encourage your guests to pour as much as they like.
    2. For this, double the ingredients for the dressing as given in the recipe.
    3. Use a firm ripe papaya for best results.

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