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Green papaya salad

Serves: 4
Prep: 15
Cook: 0

    A delicious high fibre, lactose/dairy free side dish that's great for livening up family gatherings or even a quick mid-week meal.


    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 2 limes, juice only
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 tsp brown sugar
    • 2 tsp soy sauce, salt-reduced
    • ¼ tsp chilli flakes, optional
    • ½ cup unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
    • half of a medium green papaya peeled and grated (250g)
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1 small red onion, finely diced
    • ½ cup mint leaves, torn
    • ½ cup basil leaves, torn


    1. Place sliced red onion in a bowl of cold water (this helps to reduce the pungent flavour and strong aftertaste). Set aside while you prepare the dressing.
    2. In a bowl combine oil, lime juice, salt, brown sugar, soy sauce and chilli flakes. Drain onions and add to bowl with dressing.
    3. Reserve a few fresh herbs and peanuts for garnish. Add grated papaya and carrot, remaining herbs and peanuts to the dressing, stir well to coat
    4. To serve, place salad on a plate, top with remaining mint, basil and nuts.


    • Green papaya can be found at most Asian grocery stores and some green grocers. You can also substitute green mango when in season.

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