Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw

Raw papaya and green mango grated makes a great slaw with delicious dried shrimp has tangy, umami flavors with raw crisp veggies. It is really delicious but different from the slaws you would have tried till date. Replace with some roasted peanuts and sesame seeds if you are a vegan or vegetarian but trust me if you like shrimp go for it …its amazing according to me.

Forget the cabbage carrot mayo combination for once and see how Thai-inspired slaw is.
Som-tom is traditionally made by pounding the ingredients in a clay and wood mortar and pestle but you can use your lovely hands to get close effect by slightly pressing to bruise the papaya.

I am not going to push any health benefit here but take this from me raw papaya has the power to flush out all the bad worms living in your body.

Papaya – 1/2 of 1
Mango – 1/2 of 1
Spring onion – 1-2 sprigs
Dried shrimp – 1/2 cup
Garlic – 3-4flakes
Thai chili or serrano chili – 1 chopped or red chili flakes -1/2 tsp
Palm sugar or brown sugar – a pinch
Lime juice – of 1 lime
Fish sauce – 2 tsp (poor substitute but use soy sauce if u dont have it )
Cherry tomato- a few cut into two
Salt – only if required

Thats the vegetable shredder used. Go in long strokes to get thin long strips.And thats the cleaned dried shrimp used here.

1.Dry roast the shrimp until the raw smell goes off. (optional only if u dont like raw fish else use straight from pack)
2.Grate the papaya and mango through the smallest hole in the mandolin grater, julienne peeler or spiralizer.
3.Pound the chili, dried shrimp ,garlic until roughly crumbly.
4. Mix together all the ingredients with papaya and mango  except tomato and crush well with hand so the papaya looses its stiffness and slightly bruises and limps a bit.
5.Add tomato, mix well and refrigerate.
Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw is best served cold with bbqed meat, fish or chicken. and sticky rice.

Other Thai-inspired dishes are:
Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice
Chicken Pasta Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

More slaw ideas from FOOD NETWORK friends:

Creative Culinary: Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw
The Mediterranean Dish: Mediterranean Coleslaw and Salmon Bowl
The Mom 100: Spicy Coleslaw
Devour: 5 Ways to Make Your Picnic Slawsome
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Vegan Mango – Melon Slaw with Ginger and Lime
The Heritage Cook: Variations on Coleslaw – How To Make It Your Own (Gluten-Free)
Taste with the Eyes: Ode to the Fish Taco – Fancy Halibut with Cabbage Slaw
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw
Healthy Eats: 7 Summer Slaws That Put the Store-Bought Stuff to Shame
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Fennel & Mint Slaw
FN Dish: 8 Ways to Be in Awe of Slaw

9 Replies to “Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw”

  1. Veena Theagarajan

    very refreshing salad Meena.. I heard from my friends Fish sauce really adds flavour.. Since I am vegetarian I always tried with Soya Sauce.. I see u put that as poor Substitute Lol! perfect for the season right?

  2. Meena Kumar

    He hee Veena there is no real substitute for fish's musky ordor and flavor in soy sauce. No offense to vegetarians dear. I knowww perfect for the season.:)

  3. Rafeeda AR

    How beautiful that slaw looks! Not a fan of both those veges… but when you make it look so glamorous, would love to give it a try. So it is not only us who uses chelli in cooking… hehe…

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