Easy Vietnamese Papaya Salad

Easy Vietnamese Papaya Salad

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Fresh Vietnamese-style salad packed with vegetables, roasted peanuts, and served with a lime dressing. Delicious, healthy, and light!


  • 1 cup (~70g) shredded carrots
  • 1 cup (~50g) shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup (~50g) sliced red peppers
  • 1/4 (~70g) of a medium papaya, sliced
  • 2 cups (~60g) chopped lettuce (or other greens)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed
  • toppings: 1/4 cup fried onions and 1/4 cup roasted peanuts


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp sambal badjak (or other chili paste)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Prepare all the veggies: shred the carrots and cabbage using a grater, or a food processor using the shredding tool. Slice the red bell pepper and papaya, and roughly chop the lettuce.
  2. Add all the vegetables to a large mixing bowl and add the mint and cilantro.
  3. Prepare the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, maple syrup, oil, garlic, chili paste, and salt. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir to coat.
  4. Serve topped with fried onions and roasted peanuts. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate for one hour before serving.