Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) Recipe

Green papaya takes the limelight in this Asian salad.

Green papaya takes the limelight in this salad, perfectly complemented by a dressing that is sweet, salty, sour, and spicy all at once.


Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) Recipe

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Green papaya takes the limelight in this Asian salad.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 to 6


Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Palm sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 to 5 red finger chilies (siling haba) seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried shrimp (hibe)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 green papaya shredded
  • 3 stalks long beans (sitaw) sliced
  • 6 Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts crushed
  • cilantro (wansoy) (leaves), for garnish
  • lime wedges to serve


  • Make the dressing: Dissolve palm sugar with fish sauce in a saucepan over low heat. Let cool. Transfer to a large bowl, add remaining dressing ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add green papaya, long beans, tomatoes, and peanuts to the bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes before serving. Divide among bowls and garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
Keyword som tam, green papaya salad
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