Thai-Style Papaya Salad


Thai Style Papaya Salad

This salad is bursting with flavours from Thailand with a delicious balance of sweetness, heat, zesty zing, saltiness and fragrance. The variety of different textures makes this salad really satisfying too.


  2. 1 large papaya (ripe or un-ripe), cut into chunks
  3. 1 pepper (red orange or yellow), sliced into thin strips
  4. 2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
  5. 80g rocket
  6. 80g beansprouts
  7. 24 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  8. 2 spring onions, sliced diagonally
  9. 20g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  11. 8g root ginger, finely chopped
  12. 1 plump garlic clove, crushed
  13. 3 tbsp peanut butter
  14. 1 tbsp soya sauce or tamari
  15. 3 tbsp lime juice
  16. 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped or ½ tsp chilli flakes (or double up if you like things hotter!)
  17. 2-3 tbsp water (depending on how thick you like your dressing)
  18. 1 tbsp Pulsin protein powder (soya bean or pea)
  19. 1 tsp sweetener of choice; agave, maple syrup, date syrup, fibre syrup or ½ tsp stevia
  20. Pepper to taste
  22. For a tart anti-oxidant boost, add a large handful of goldenberries. This recipe also works with mango instead of papaya.
  23. For a peanut-butter free dressing:
  24. 8g root ginger, finely chopped
  25. 1 plump clove of garlic
  26. 2 tbsp olive oil
  27. 1 tbsp sweetener of choice: maple syrup, date syrup, agave or 1/3 tsp stevia
  28. 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  29. 3 tbsp lime juice
  30. 1 tbsp vegan substitute for fish sauce
  31. 1 tbsp soya sauce or tamari
  32. Pepper to taste



  • In a dry large saucepan, toast the cashew nuts until they are lightly coloured. This helps release the cashew nut oils and makes them more fragrant. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the salad ingredients.
  • In a small cup or small bowl, mix together all the salad dressing ingredients. I use the back of a spoon to mix the peanut butter in with the remaining ingredients. Season to taste, adding more chilli, sweetener and pepper as required.
  • Dress the salad and garnish with the toasted cashews, sesame/chia seeds and sliced spring onion.
  • Enjoy!



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