Light and refreshing, this salad packs a wallop of flavor that hits all the classic Southeast Asian notes: sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. If you're not familiar with fish sauce, don't worry. Although the smell is quite pronounced, the flavor is much more subtle, adding a savoriness that the Japanese refer to as "umami." This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/green-papaya-salad —Healthline
large green papaya
light brown sugar, packed
Thai (birds eye) chili to taste, trimmed and minced
clove garlic, minced or pressed
bunch green onions, sliced up to the dark green part
large ripe tomato, chopped
medium carrot, shredded
handful of chopped peanuts
In This Recipe
Peel the papaya with a vegetable peeler. Cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the alien-looking bits within. Slice into matchstick sized slices or grate using a box grater. Place into a large bowl.
Mix ingredients from fish sauce down to green onion in a bowl. Set aside. Mix everything else in with the papaya. Toss and pour over the dressings. Toss again well. Store in the fridge until ready to serve--no more than six hours.