Papaya Salad - Vegan

P for Papaya Salad aka Som Tam, a Salad from Thailand. So this qualifies under the International Cuisine for BM #32.

My sister told me about this salad which happens to be their favorite from a local Thai food joint. That was when I scoured the web to arrive at a combination which we loved a lot. I have since prepared this salad umpteen number of times.

The fact that it is low sodium (barring the sodium in Soy sauce) with the goodness of papaya and carrots makes it a really healthy option. Apparently it is a very popular street food in Thailand.

Papaya Salad - Vegan

Ingredients - 

Green Papaya , peeled, seeded, jullienned 2 cups
Carrots, peeled, jullienned 1/2 cup
Tomato, cut into strips 1/4 cup
Beans, french cut, steamed 1/4 cup (Optional - I didn't use)
Spring Onions, finely chopped 2-3 Tbsp (I omitted)
Coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Garlic, minced 1 clove
Dressing - 
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp (or as needed)
Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp (or as needed)
Garnish - 
Peanuts, roasted handful
Crushed pepper as needed

* Add some moong sprouts for an extra burst of flavor. 
*Add crushed green thai chillies for an extra spicy salad!

Papaya Salad - Vegan

Method Of Preparation -

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, drizzle the seasoning and garnish with peanuts and crushed pepper as needed.

Serve immediately.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time 10 min
Serves 2 
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, September 19, 2013


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Lolz I too made som tom for S ::) very very delicious and refreshing salad dear makes me tempt :)

  3. Very vibrat and delicious looking salad. Wonderfully prepared.

  4. What a wonderful salad this happens to be almost once a week for my dinner..simply love the flavors and the crunch of peanuts.

  5. divya Says:
  6. Excellent and mouthwatering salad.... Pics look delicious.

  7. I think i had read about this salad on Vaishali's blog, also there is a gujju version called sambhariya, which is also very tasty, but i never got around making it myself. your plate looks so colorful, that I am tempted to buy a raw papaya asap now

  8. Rajani S Says:
  9. The salad looks great and I am surprised that salad could be street food..coming to think of it a lot our food also - sundal, some of the chaats are all salad variations!

  10. That's a refreshing and wonderful salad!

  11. Priya Suresh Says:
  12. Crunchy salad, very refreshing,delicious and very colourful.

  13. I love green papaya salad I always get this when I eat out Thai

  14. Suma Gandlur Says:
  15. Refreshing, healthy and colorful!

  16. Colourful and healthy salad.

  17. Padmajha Says:
  18. Very colorful and healthy salad. Love the additin of peanut,adds a nice crunch to the salad...

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. wow the beautiful and refreshing salad!!


  21. very colorful one..

  22. Srivalli Says:
  23. Very nice bowl of salad..I am sure the peanut adds so much crunch..

  24. Pavani Says:
  25. This is such a refreshing, nutritious and delicious salad. I made it couple of times and really loved it.

  26. I have seen this in many cookery shows but never tried it. Looks so tasty and inviting...

  27. veena Says:
  28. I have heard about this but never tried it though....This pic is tempting me to try this one!

  29. preeti garg Says:
  30. very healthy salad.

  31. Archana Says:
  32. This is beautiful. Somehow I am unable to convince my hubby that we try this out. Hope he eats it sometime at some seminar and agrees to me making it.

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