Green Papaya Salad

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Southeast Asians Love Unripened Papaya Salad. Try This Vegan Version.

INGREDIENTS:

  •  garlic- 1 large
  • salt- 1⁄4 tsp 
  • peanuts- 1 TBS
  • chilies- sliced 
  • sugar- 1 ⁄2 tsp
  •  lime juice- 2 TBS 
  • Worcestershire- 1 TBS + 
  • grape tomatoes-  8, coarsely chopped 
  • carrots, cooked green beans, jicama, or daikon -1/2 pound, julienne strips
  • papaya, green- 1 small, thin julienne strips

GARNISH:

roasted peanuts and lime wedges

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Blend or pound garlic, salt, peanuts, chilies, and sugar into a paste.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in lime juice and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Lightly crush tomatoes then add to bowl along with carrots and toss. [The photo shows blanched green beans. Enjoy any variety of crisp-tender veggies.]
  4. Peel and coarsely grate or julienne papaya.  
  5. Add papaya to bowl and lightly toss. Taste for seasoning.
  6. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve with lime wedges.
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