Free Healthy Recipe - Green Papaya & Mango Salad (Som Tam)

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat

This Thai inspired salad utilising two of my favourite summer fruits is not only utterly healthy, it's also quite delicious. Recipe courtesy of Toby Puttock & Australian Mangoes.

2 cloves garlic, peeled
4 chilli pepper - fresh birds eye variety
½ cup beans - snake, cut into 2cm lengths
1 carrot julienne
1½ cups papaya, green, peeled and cut into julienne
1 cup mango, peeled and cut into thick slices
2 limes juiced
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 small handful cherry tomato, washed and halved
1 small handful peanuts, unsalted, roughly chopped

1. Take a mortar and pestle and pound the garlic and the chilies until they come to a paste. Add the green beans and pound them just a little so you squash them without turning them into a paste. Add the carrot and then the papaya and continue to pound away, this will bruise the papaya so it can take on the flavour of the chilli and garlic.

2. Now add the lime juice, fish sauce and palm sugar and take a spoon and stir the ingredients
through so the flavours are even throughout.

3. Have a taste, the flavour should be hot, sour and salty, if you feel the flavour is uneven add a little more lime juice or fish sauce or chili to balance it out.

4. Finally fold through the mango, halved cherry tomatoes and the chopped peanuts, stir once more and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Salad
See also:
Thai Fish Cakes
Thai Style Pork Kebabs with Peanut Sauce
Thai Green Curry
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 675 kj
Calories 161 kcal
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Total Protein 5 g
Fibre 6 g

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