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Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) (Salads)

 

The health benefits of green papaya exceed those of the ripe variety. Raw green papaya is packed with vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. It contains vital nutrients including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E and B. However, perhaps the most important health property of green papaya is its ability to improve digestion and the uptake of nutrients, raising enzyme levels and improving assimilation, and thus also strengthening the immune system. Green papaya contains two of the most powerful plant proteolytic enzymes: papain and chymopapain. These enzymes excel at breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as aiding healthy digestion. Papain can only be found in the papaya fruit and is more effective than pepsin produced by our own stomachs.
12

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

15

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

For the salad:
1 medium green papaya
julienned (about 3 cups) 
*
1 cup cherry tomatoes
halved
1 cup long beans
Chinese, cut into 5cm pieces
*
2 tablespoons peanuts
crushed, or cashews
1 bunch basil
Thai
*
For the sauce:
3 cloves garlic
minced
1 tablespoon palm sugar
or coconut sugar
*
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
nam pla
¼ teaspoon dried red chiles
flakes
*

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together all in the ingredients for the salad. 

In a separate bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients. 

Pour the sauce over the salad ingredients and mix, using your hands, until the papaya begins to soften.

Taste and season accordingly, sprinkle with Thai basil.

Serve cold.

Note: S (green papaya salad)

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 71g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4746% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 545mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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