Shredded Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp

Papaya SaladGreen Papaya Salad has to be my favorite salad, okay, it's actually second best, because my favorite is the Seafood Salad. The difference is Green Papaya Salad will be healthier for your cholesterol level. The papaya has a fresh taste is so good with shrimp.

When selecting the papaya  make sure you pick a firm one and that it is still green. The yellow papayas are usually too ripe already.

  • 12 cooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined. You can tell, I am not shy about adding my favorite food, seafood. Thereafter, you can slice the shrimp in half, or use the whole shrimp.
  • 1 & 1/2 lbs of pre-shredded green papaya salad. Normally, I would hand-chop the green papaya into long strips, but this last time I just bought the pre-shredded green papaya at the grocery store.
  • 1 chopped red pepper.
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, cut by the floral.
  • 2 table spoons of scallions.
  • 1 cup of peppermint leaves, cut finely.
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted salted peanuts.
Mix the shredded green papaya salad, scallions, red pepper, peppermint leaves together and dress the shrimp, cilantro leaves, on top. Use your favorite dressing, for example: balsamic vinegar, or light Italian. If you have the need to be adventurous, here are the ingredients for my favorite sauce: Lime juice, minced garlic, fish sauce, red crush pepper sauce, the sauce comes in a jar. Add appropriate proportions according to your taste.

You can't go wrong adding Shredded Green Papaya Salad to the menu, or Watercress and Bean Sprout Stir Fry by Raw Thoughts and Feelings if you're in need of a salad for dinner. It is also a great dish for lunch since it is light. Normally this dish is served with chicken satay in Thai restaurants.

Thanks for visiting me today.


  1. Amanda, this sounds absolutely fabulous. One of these days, you'll have to invite me for lunch and fix it!!!

  2. YUM!! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  3. Oh goodness, this is just so delicious looking, and I bet very tasty too!

  4. yum, i love green papaya salad too :) we call it "atchara" in the Philippines, our dressing is very similar to yours, vinegar bases. but did not know I can add shrimp :), will have to try it next time.

  5. Very colourful dish. It looks delicious.

  6. What lovely photos - so colorful.

    Happy Foodie Friday.


  7. @RNSANEI would love to share this wonderful dish with a glass of wine~ ;-)

  8. Sounds yummy and looks beautiful!

  9. Well you must have been in my kitchen since you are talking about fire extinguishers :D Seriously though that sounds delicious and I love that it is so easy to prepare. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  10. Thanks for the mention, Amanda! Your dishes always made me drool..and go stir crazy for some.

  11. Amanda, coming from our Asian culture, we have a similar papaya salad, but more on the pickled side. We use somewhat like a sweet and sour based vinegar with ginger and red pepper and carrots. We eat it with any grilled meat.

    It is called acharra, but a long a tedious process. We also use the green papaya as a vegetable in soups with meat, almost a substitute to chayote squash.

    Enjoy your weekend, and hope to buy acharra this week.

  12. I love seafood. This sounds splendid! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Looks and sounds scrumptious. I love papaya and shrimp.

  14. Your recipes always look so tasty.


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