This Thai-inspired salad makes use of the papayas that grow throughout Hawaii. This version is tossed with tender, sweet pea shoots. Make an extra batch of the vinaigrette to keep on hand in the refrigerator--use it as a marinade for vegetables, a flavorful dressing for fresh melon or as a sauce to splash over grilled fish or chicken. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007

David Patterson
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk lime zest, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and chiles in a large bowl.

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  • Add papaya, onion and pea shoots (or sprouts) to the vinaigrette; toss to combine. Sprinkle with pepper just before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The vinaigrette (Step 1) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Tips: Palm sugar is an unrefined sweetener similar in flavor to brown sugar. It's sold in “pods” or as a paste in Asian markets or at importfood.com.

Green papaya is underripe papaya that is green and firm. Look for it in Asian markets. If you can't find one, a ripe papaya will still taste delicious in this salad.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 403 mg sodium. 13.3 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2013
UMMMMM Loved it. Just like eating out. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2012
sweet spicy awesome salad! this is almost my favorite food ever. i would definitely tweak the sauce to your own tastes (a small amount of vinegar will make the flavors pop) but you really have to be adventurous and go for it. this is such a crunchy fresh easy to make (though somewhat time consuming) recipe not to be missed! Pros: unique low fat fresh Cons: time intensive unique (scary for some!) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I made this with chicken fajitas and calabacitas and this was not something any of the 4 adults living in my home enjoyed at all. I would not make this again. Read More
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