This recipe is the Thai equivalent to American coleslaw. It’s got a similar crunch, a similar freshness, but a lot of spice. Enjoy it on its own as a meal or along with your favorite curry.
1 green papaya, peeled, seeded, and shredded
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 ripe tomato or 5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
1-2 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1 seeded and chopped Thai bird chili, jalapeño pepper, or fresh cayenne pepper
The juice of 1-2 limes, preferably key limes
Salt to taste
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
1 Tbsp. garlic, thinly sliced
Add all of the ingredients into a large serving bowl, toss, and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Serve topped with crushed peanuts and fresh garlic slices.