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Cabbage, papaya, and string beans are dressing with a mixture of soy sauce, and lime juice, then garnished with tomatoes, peanuts, and cilantro. The salad gets a kick of heat from dried red chilies, so adjust to your own tastes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup green cabbage, cubed
  • 2 cups green papaya, grated
  • 1/2 pound string beans, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 dried red chilies, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 5 Tablespoons peanuts, roasted and crushed
  • 4 Tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped


Place green cabbage pieces on a large serving platter and arrange in layers the cabbage, papaya, and beans.

In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, chiles, sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice.

Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad and garnish with the tomatoes, peanuts, and cilantro.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: Delightful Thai Cooking by Eng Tie Ang (Ambrosia Publications)
Reprinted with permission.

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