For letter S I thought of sharing this delicious and a very healthy thai salad for Blogging Marathon . I am so surprised and happy that we have entered the last week of BM and having so much fun . This A-Z theme has been really helpful for me to try more n more international recipe and explore the world cuisine in my Kitchen :). I see so much difference in my blogging technique and keep my self engaged always . Yes my H might be lil jealous about it :P But at the same time he is only specimen i have who always is so supporting and a great critic.
Now Moving on to the recipe for Letter S .. I chose a very very delicious salad S for Som Tum/ Som Tam under street food theme. Thai papaya salad, also called "som tum" or "som tam" is a juicy and lip smacking salad which I enjoyed a lot and didn't even share with my H . This is a street food from Thailand which is with fish sauce and shrimp over there , But here is the vegetarian / Vegan som tum which we enjoyed a lot. You can adjust the spice level depending on you taste.
1 cup Firm green papaya, grated
3 tbsp carrots, grated
2 shallots / small onion
2 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Grated Ginger
1 small green or red chili, minced
1/4 tsp Red chilli sauce ( Optional - u prefer them spicy )
1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice
1 tsp honey or sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp roasted peanuts (partly crushed )
- In a Mortor pestle smash garlic, chillis, lemon juice , shallots nicely till crushed.
- In a bowl Combine all ingredients, except peanuts and toss them well.
- Mash together with a mortar and pestle or do as i did with a rolling pin .Chill for at least 1/2 an hour.
- Add crushed peanuts and serve cold.
- Enjoy your vegetarian som tam/ som tum salad!
You can add green long beans / french beans to the recipe . Traditionally they add beans but haven't added .
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