Green Papaya Salad |

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad will have all the flavors of savory, spicy, sour and a little sweet combined duking it out on your tongue.

Course Salad
Cuisine Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 medium green papaya about 4 cups shredded
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 3 green onions
  • 12 green beans
  • 1 or 2 Thai red chili peppers*
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves washed and packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp optional
  • Cashews and cilantro for garnish


  1. Peel the papaya with a sharp knife. Julienne the flesh using a julienne peeler (as I did) or use a box grater to achieve a similar effect.

Prep the remaining veggies:

  1. Juice the limes and pour over the veggies. Hint: Roll your limes on the counter prior to squeezing to help release the juice.
  2. Add fish sauce, coconut aminos and (optional) a drizzle of honey.
  3. If you prefer, add the dried shrimp and then let sit for 30 min for all the flavors to meld. Garnish with chopped cashews and cilantro prior to serving. Serve straight up or as a delicious side dish to grilled chicken or fish.
  4. Enjoy the taste-circus that’s about to happen in your mouth!
Nutrition Facts
Green Papaya Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 337mg 112%
Sodium 4237mg 177%
Potassium 977mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 45.7%
Vitamin C 98.4%
Calcium 24.3%
Iron 29.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.