Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe

Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe

Vegetable Som Tam Salad is a unique recipe and made with green papaya. Green papaya is crunchy and fresh. This salad accompanies with lab (a Lao dish) or rice. If you want variation, you can try it with mangoes. Mangoes add sweet and sour taste. This Salad Recipe is a rapid recipe. Traditionally it is prepared with mortar (made with clay). With mortar, you can make more tasty Vegetable Som Tam salad.

Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe
Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe

We can describe Vegetable Som Tam salad as

  • salty
  • sour
  • sweet
  • laden with colorful veggies
  • packed with vitamins
  • full of protein and fiber
  • good for you
  • easy to make
  • yummy

You can make it in two ways. Traditional way and modern style. No matter how you cook, it will taste delicious. Add veggies you love and get the taste as you want.

Ingredients:  Vegetable Som Tam Salad

150 gm:  raw papaya, shredded

30 gm: carrot, julienne

35 gm: French beans

30 gm: cherry tomato

5 gm: garlic

3 gm: crush chili

45 ml: dressing (som tam)

10 gm: peanuts crushed or roasted

5 gm: peanuts, roasted

Key Ingredients: Som tam (Veggie) salad

raw papaya


French bean diamond

cherry tomato


crush mix chili

som tam dressing

peanuts (crushed)



Compose a sugar syrup with hot water for sweet taste. Take the same amount of sugar and water. For example, if you take 3 tbsp sugar, then take 3 tbsp water.

You can also add maple syrup or agave nectar in place of sugar.

You can try salad in jaggery, but it will taste something different.

 Add veggies that can hold its texture, taste, and color such as swede, turnip, green papaya, or banana seeds.


In a mortar, take garlic, chilies, and some beans.

Add sauce ( Som Tam sauce) and mix them well.

Add roasted and crushed peanuts.

Now, add carrot, tomato, and raw papaya

Mix them well.

Take a plate and serve

You can garnish the dish with roasted peanuts

Papaya has tremendous health benefits. Green papayas are raw papaya. Remember that pregnant ladies should not eat raw papaya. Cook raw papaya before using it as an ingredient. Papayas are loaded with vitamins and minerals. In addition, papaya is an anticancer, antioxidant, inflammation fighter, and skin repair agent. Vegan Som Tam salad is very colorful. Even your kids love to have it.

One small papaya Nutrition Facts (152 grams) Papaya contains :

Carbohydrates: 15 grams

Protein: 1 gram

Calories: 59

Fiber: 3 grams

Vitamin A: 33% of the daily need

Vitamin C: 157% of the daily need

Folate (vitamin B9): 14% of the daily diet

Potassium: 11% of the day need

Trace amounts of magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B1, B5,  B3, Vitamin E, and VItamin K. 

Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe
Vegetable Som Tam Salad Recipe

Cooking Details:

  • Recipe Servings: 2 people
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Time: Medium
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts:

(per serving)

Calories: 289

Fat: 4g

Sodium: 64g

Carbohydrates: 64g

Fiber: 9g

Sugar: 45g

Protein: 10g

Measurement Guide:

1 cup =  240 ml

1 tbsp = 15 ml

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