papaya salad

Papaya Salad Recipe (Pacific Island Style)


  • 1 small papaya, peeled and diced
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 small chili pepper, minced (optional)


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and garlic to make the dressing.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the papaya, carrot, tomato, cucumber, peanuts, cilantro, red onion, and chili pepper (if using).
  3. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Serve the salad immediately, garnished with additional chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired. Enjoy!


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