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.
We can describe Vegetable Som Tam salad as
- laden with colorful veggies
- packed with vitamins
- full of protein and fiber
- good for you
- easy to make
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
French bean diamond
crush mix chili
som tam dressing
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
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.
- Recipe Servings: 2 people
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Difficulty Time: Medium
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Total cooking time: 15 minutes
1 cup = 240 ml
1 tbsp = 15 ml