Papaya Salad-Thai Cooking


Over the holidays I had the most amazing experience, I got to travel to Thailand. The culture was awesome, but even better was the food. Thai food is not only packed with a lot of flavor, but most dishes are healthy for you too! So today I am making my favorite…. Papaya Salad



  • 1 medium dark green papaya
  • 3 garlic cloves (kratiem)
  • 1 red Thai Chilies (prikkheenoo)
  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges
  • ½ cup of chopped green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • ¼ cup of lime juice (1 lime squeezed) (ma-kaampiag)
  • 1 cup of unsalted peanuts



  1.  Peel the papaya and rinse with running water to remove the acid. Remove the seeds and shred the papaya with a grater. Set aside in a bowl of ice water for crispiness.
  2.  Place the garlic cloves and the chilies in a mortar and mash with a pestle until crushed into chunks. Place the papaya and the remaining ingredients in the mortar and gently combine all ingredients by mixing with the pestle and a spoon. Serve cold and enjoy!

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4 boneless chicken breast cut into chunks

8 oz of gluten free spaghetti noodles

1 cup of sugar snap peas

2 medium carrots sliced into thin sticks

3 shallots (diced)

1 cup of thin sliced mushrooms

2 cups of fresh green beans

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 tbsp of fresh ginger (chopped)

1 tbsp of minced garlic

1/2 cup of low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup of rice vinegar


1. Cook pasta as directed

2. In a large skillet, saute shallots in olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes until soft. Add Chicken and cook until brown.


3. Saute carrots and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes, then add snap peas and cook another few minutes.

4. Add chicken and green beans, and saute approx 5 min 

5. In a food processor, pulse remaining ingredients. Add to skillet and toss mixture until completely coated. Turn the heat down to low, simmer for a few minutes.

6. Serve over cooked noodles- ENJOY!