Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer Papaya Salad

I was browsing through the fruit section of the local grocery store, and when I saw some green papayas. I immediately thought of green papaya salad. However, when I was preparing and slicing through my purchase in my kitchen I was suprised to find that the flesh was orangey though it tasted crunchy and mildly sweet.
So the result is a make-shift not-so-green papaya salad with lime juice, a touch of sugar, some finely sliced red peppers and a dash of cayenne pepper. Used a honey dressing with it.

Honey Dressing:

1 c organic honey
1/16 tsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
juice from 1 fresh lime

Put everything in the blender, taste and add seasonings to your liking, and serve chilled.

14 comments:

The Cooking Ninja said...

mmm...yummy. My mom used to make papaya with coconut milk gravy.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Refreshing salad!!

I love this new picture of your girls, so cute! It's good that they don't try to pull the bands off yet.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cooking Ninja,
Your mom's papaya with coconut milk gravy sounds yummy!

Thanks C!

Big Boys Oven said...

Hmmm such a colourful dish which always make me crave for more, more and more......

tigerfish said...

I heard that green papaya can be used in soups too. Papayas are soooo expensive here in CA. :(

Lee Ping said...

Love the new photo of your girls. Their pose look so natural and their sunglasses make them look so cool.

A great recipe for green papayas.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks Big Boys Oven!

Tigerfish,
That sounds interesting. And yes, it's spendy here too!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks Lee Ping!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Unfortunately my mom hasn't cooked that for ages and now she don't remember the recipe anymore. She learned it from my grandmother.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Cooking Ninja,
I am curious. Does your mom's recipe has fish, peppercorns and ginger in it?

Dr ve Thru said...

Your girls look adorable.
You know, I find it hard to get green papaya here. As I noticed in your photo, though the papayas look green but when you peel them, the inside is still orangey. I wonder why.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi J,
Thanks! Yes, I was pondering on that with a friend, and she mentioned that it could be a different type of papaya. The flesh was still somewhat crunchy though...

WokandSpoon said...

i've never tried green papaya salad before! Good to know that it's slightly sweet and not sour!
The dressing sounds lovely.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi wokandspoon,
The green papaya I had before was tart and crunchy. This papaya that I bought was not that way. Think it's a soon-to-be ripe papaya in green disguise! :)