Green papaya Salad

By      09-May 2022       Reading Time: 3 Mins

Green papaya Salad

Unripe green papaya is the raw papaya obtained in the unripe stage, from a small perennial plant Carica papaya mainly native to the tropical countries. Rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, phytonutrients, and enzymes like papain and chymopapain, green unripe papaya is believed to offer several health benefits. This can be had as a pre-appetizer or as a side dish for dinner due to its good fibre content.

  • Green unripe papaya acts as a natural laxative and helps to relieve constipation. It is a natural and effective medicine to treat digestive and abdominal diseases.
  • The antioxidants in green papaya are also known to help in firming the skin and reducing wrinkles. In addition, unripe green papaya is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E all of which are powerful antioxidants that play an important role in skin care.


  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 spoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped palm sugar, or packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Hawaiian chiles, or any fresh hot chiles, minced, to taste
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut or julienned green papaya, (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup very thinly sliced Maui or other sweet onion
  • ¼ cup pea shoots, cut into 3-inch pieces, or bean sprouts
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Calorie Count

  • Calories
  • 55 Kcal
  • Fat
  • 0.2 grams
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 grams
  • Protein
  • 1.4 grams


  • Whisk lime zest, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and chiles in a large bowl.
  • Add papaya, onion and pea shoots (or sprouts) to the vinaigrette; toss to combine. Sprinkle it with pepper just before serving.

Over to You
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.

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