Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Raw Papaya Salad

I'm some one who is not a fan of papayas, neither is my husband.... but when we first tasted a raw papaya salad at our friend's house we were hooked. I couldn't believe that it could taste that good. Since then, I've made it several times and it's almost a regular at home now.

Infact, for my husband's birthday today, when I asked him what special thing he'd like me to cook for him, he suggested this papaya salad! So, lunch today was this papaya salad with thai green curry and for the birthday cake he picked this tres leche cake...

This salad has the crunch from the papaya and has a slight spice from the chopped green chillies and a sweetness from honey and sugar balanced with some lemon juice - delicious!

RAW PAPAYA SALAD

Ingredients:
Raw Papaya (if it's slightly ripe, that's good too) - 1 small to medium, peeled and grated Tomato - 1 medium or half of a big one, chopped Green chillies - 3, minced Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped Lemon juice - from 1 lemon Honey - about 2 tbsp Sugar - 2 to 3 tsp or to taste Salt - to taste

Method: Combine all of the ingredients above and toss well... taste and adjust the sweetness and acidity by adding or reducing the honey and lemon juice.

A quick picture of the Thai green Curry A shot of the tres leche cake

16 comments:

  1. The salad looks very inviting ... not to mention healthy. Raw papaya gives it an exotic tropical feel for the salad.... Superb.
    Reva

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  2. All three dishes look superb! He sure had a delicious birthday :)

    Me too not a fan of papayas.. but your salad picture now tempts me to try this recipe.. looks very healthy and yummy..

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  3. Very nice salad! Looks very healthy and nutritious!

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  4. Never tried salad with raw papaya,looks truly refreshing and awesome..

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  5. Just about the other day I combined some semi ripe raw papayas with sprouted green gram and had a salad, and I am sure this would have been very deliciously crunchy. Now awaiting for what goes with the Thai curry:) Cake brings me a smile and so would have the birthday boy!

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  6. A wonderful way to treat ur man by cooking his fav food.
    Salad sounds quite interesting.Will give it a try soon

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  7. Papaya salad special for birthday? :) Anything,it should be theirs favorite! :) All looks very yummy! salad sounds good too!

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  8. Wow that salad looks very inviting! Have never used raw papaya but after reading your post I am tempted to try it....

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  9. salad looks good, transparent, really :) i've eaten som tam and cooked with raw papaya just once.

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  10. The pics look stunning! Love the salad, cake and thai green curry! SUPER DUPER!

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  11. Hope he had a wonderful Birthday! The cake looks very pretty! I am not great fan of papaya too but the salad looks awesome!

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  12. A very nutritious and healthy Raw pappaya salad!
    Thai curry seems delicious and tempting!

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  13. I make dal with raw papaya...this salad looks very delicious.

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  14. im not a fan of papaya fruit either, but i like raw papaya salad! thats a delicious birthday feast youve got there!

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  15. Hi Laavanya, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care :)

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