Thai green papaya salad
1 small green papaya, peeled, de-seeded and julienned
2 cups bean sprouts
10 cherry tomatoes
1 cup blanched green beans
2 tbsp dried shrimp (optional)
1/2 cup roasted peanuts or cashews
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
3 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp palm sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chili, sliced, seeds removed (reduce or omit, to taste)
1/2 cup fresh basil, leaves left whole or chopped
handful of fresh coriander
Whisk fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and garlic together.
Lightly crush garlic, tomatoes, green beans and chilli to release flavours. Set them aside in a large bowl. Add the whisked dressing, then the green papaya, dried shrimp, and toasted peanuts.