A total craving for Green Papaya Salad lured me out into the cold and windy day, on the hunt for green papaya. I love my local China town – it’s always full of life, hectic, intense, full of colors, smells and hints of adventure. Then, the sun came out, and what more can you really ask for?
I found the freshest and most beautiful green papaya fruit, a deliciously sweet pineapple, fresh herbs, big juicy oranges, tangy lime fruit and dried cranberries. That’s when I knew I was fully ready to go home and create a delicious Green Papaya Salad.
Green Papaya Salad
1/2 green papaya
1/4 fresh sweet pineapple
1 big orange
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh mint
A handful of cranberries
Cut the papaya and the pineapple into julienne strips and cut the orange into fillets. Wash and finely chop the herbs, mix everything in a bowl. Add a handful of dried cranberries
3-4 sps of maple syrup or agave
1 -2 cloves of garlic
some freshly grated ginger
Squeeze the lime, add maple syrup, squeeze garlic and grate some fresh ginger – mix well.
Pour the marinade over the salad and enjoy!
Thanks for the lovely tour & this is on etasty looking & very refreshing salad for me! Yum Yum Yum!
Thank you Sophie! It is one of those salads I will make again. It is so refreshing.
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The shopping and preparation made it enticing even before the finished product. Yum! I like your style!
Thank you so much 🙂
Fantastic Anne! I love these foods an can only imagine how wonderful this was! I LOVE Victoria for it’s Chinatown, one of the very best!
Thank you Shira! Yes Victoria’s China town is wonderful!
I have been told Vancouver has a pretty amazing China Town too, but I have never managed to find my way out there – yet 🙂
I’m “eating” up all the beautiful photos, Anne! Gorgeous produce, gorgeous salad.
Thank you Annie – you are the salad master, but this was good 🙂
I love tropical veggies and fruits!
Me too and I can never get enough 🙂
What a wonderful place to visit my friend and with so much fresh produce!
Your recipe today is so refreshing 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you Uru friend – I love China Town and all it’s fresh produce!
I have had green papaya salad but yours beats them all. Delicious looking.
Oh Karen you are sweet!! Thank you!!
I hope you get a change to try it 🙂
Yum!!!!! China Town rocks, no matter which continent, which city… Now I am all inspired to make some of this myself. Thank you!!! 😀 xx
Thank you Nicole!! I hope you will try it and love it 🙂
Yes you are right no matter which continent, which city – China Town rocks, totally 🙂
oh my gosh, I could devour that right this very instant! Loving your photos, Anne! xo
Thank you my friend – I wish I could send you some express 🙂
Great post and photos. I love papaya with lime juice squeezed over it for breakfast when I’m in Hawaii, but I didn’t know about green papaya. I’ll have to look for this.
That’s a must Angeline – green papaya is completely different from regular papaya, it is perfect for salads like this. I love both!
Aahh yes papaya breakfast in Hawaii ………. I wish 🙂
Thanks for sharing, Anne! I’ll have to beam this to my Yahoo Recipe folder. The tour and pix were stunning!
Super gorgeous! I’ve never had green papaya! The matchsticks are just lovely!
I love visiting Chinatown too. I was there (in Toronto) on Monday night and it made me feel like I had gone on a trip. Your photos are terrific — I particularly like the red door. Your green papaya salad looks like a very unique combination of flavours, especially with the dried cranberries and mint too! This is one to try for sure.
Look at those greens! My bunnies would loose their marbles over that haul! I was lucky enough to have my Thai aunty teach me how to make a traditional papaya salad. So delicious!
Refeshing, healthy, divine to the taste buds!
This dish is right up my alley! Where is that? It looks really familiar!
Thank you 🙂
It’s Victoria BC – have you been?
Yes, we went to Victoria last May and LOVED it! Such a beautiful place 🙂
That’s a ;ovely blend of flavours! Now, if only I could lay my hands on fresh green papaya 😦
Yes that is the only problem,finding green papaya – once you do, it will be even more delicious 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
I love green papaya especially for many Philippine dishes where it is a common ingredient. Unfortunately here in Holland, I’ve been so far unsuccessful in getting the real green ones. I always get disappointed that the one I buy ends up half ripe (even if still very hard) when I peel them. There is a big difference in the taste because it is already sweet.
Your China town is so vibrant and I am completely amazed by the many choices. In such a place I would become too greedy and would like to buy almost everything and my husband will have to remind me that maybe my eyes are getting far bigger than my stomach. 😉
Hi Malou – you are right we have an amazing Chinatown and I feel very spoiled. So many delicious choices!
Would love to learn more about the Philippine kitchen 🙂