An authentic Thai salad, Som Tam is a flavourful dish which is an absolute delight to the taste buds. Also known as green papaya salad, the ingredients of this traditional Thai salad are first crushed in a pestle and mortar to be added in the dish. This is an easy-to-make salad recipe will refresh you and will certainly please your taste buds. The ingredients used to prepare this salad are raw papaya, bird's eye green chillies, garlic, tomatoes, lime juice, dark soya, peanuts and green beans. This healthy salad can be enjoyed by people of all age groups. It is loaded with sweet, sour and spicy flavours and will make you fall in love with the Thai cuisine. One bite of this scrumptious salad and you will surely lose your mind. Serve it at kitty parties, buffets and potlucks and earn compliments from your guests for your amazing culinary skills. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try this salad now and relish it with your loved ones. If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like Raw Papaya Salad, Thai Salad and Asian Salad.
1 medium green papaya
5 cloves garlic
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tablespoon palm sugar
2 tablespoon crushed peanuts
7 birds eye chillies
How to make Som Tam
To prepare this easy salad, wash the papaya and peel it. Then, shred it and set aside.
Add the garlic cloves and green chillies to a pestle and mortar and roughly pound them.
Then, add the chopped beans and pound till they are completely crushed. Add the tomatoes and pound them as well.
To prepare the dressing, take a bowl to combine the dark soya sauce, lime juice and sugar.
Transfer the diced papaya into a salad bowl and add the crushed ingredients to it along with the peanuts.
Now, pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Serve chilled.