Green Papaya Salad
Papaya holds a rich nutritional profile containing vitamins A, B, C, folate and provides good amounts of fiber and potassium. Papaya also contains 212 amino acids, as well as several digestive enzymes including papain. Papain has been known to have ant-inflammatory effects on the stomach, especially by helping proteins digest faster.
5 Cherry Tomatoes
2 chili peppers
1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium tamari sauce
1 clove garlic
6 green beans
2 cups shredded green papaya
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons toasted peanuts Optional
- Smash a clove of garlic first. Then add green beans and halved cherry tomatoes. Pound a few times just to bruise the beans and get the juice out of the tomatoes.
- Add chili peppers and crush them just enough to release the hotness, unless you like your salad really hot. Add the green papaya, toasted almonds, low-sodium tamari, lime juice and palm sugar (or raw honey).
- Use the pestle to push the mixture up in the mortar and the spatula to push it down so that the mixture is mixed well.
- However, if you do not have a big enough mortar you can crush garlic, tomatoes, and green beans. Set them aside in a large bowl.
- Add Low-sodium tamari, lime juice and palm sugar (or honey) to the bowl. Add green papaya and mix well.
- Serve with sticky brown rice and a sliver of cabbage, green beans and Thai basil.