Vegan Green Papaya and Green Mango Salad | Thai Special

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

I am posting a salad recipe after a long time. Today I am going to share the vegan version of my favorite and a great salad that you can find on the menu of all the Thai restaurants here in the US. Yes, it the Green Mango and Papaya Salad. Be it a potluck or BBQ party; this crunchy salad is a great addition to jazz up your menu. So here comes the vegan version of the famous Thai salad – Green Mango and Papaya Salad.

Mostly the restaurants carry either Green Papaya Salad or Green Mango Salad. The Papaya salad is known as Som Tum in Thai, and the mango salad is known as Yum Mamuang. But I thought why not combine both together and present a vegan/vegetarian version without any fish sauce and shrimps. Also, I did not use any soy sauce for my dressing so its non-soy version too. :-)

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

I went with a simple dressing which I prepared with garlic, dried Thai Red chili, tamarind paste and of course jaggery and salt. The flavors were not so strong and also it wasn’t spicy but delicious for sure. I didn’t expect vaandu to relish this (as I expected this would be spicy for him), but to my surprise he did. I only prepared two servings of this salad, just for me and M and he was so upset that I didn’t make for him too. So I can happily add that this salad is a kid approved one too. :-)

I used my Asian Julienne Peeler to cut them into those small strips. These Julienne peelers are very handy, and it’s a great addition to your kitchen gadget collection.

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

PS: I know I am posting back to back vegan recipes, and this is my sixth one. I didn’t plan, but it just happened this way. My next recipe is yogurt based, so stay tuned for the same.

So without any further ado, here is the salad recipe,

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

 

Ingredients:

  • Green Papaya Juliennes – 1 cup
  • Green Mango Juliennes – 1/2 cup
  • Carrot Juliennes – 1 tbsp 
  • Crushed Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Toasted Black Sesame Seeds – 1 tsp to garnish
  • For the Dressing:
  • Garlic pod – 1
  • Tamarind Paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Thai dried red chili – 1
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp heaped
  • Water – 2 tbsps

Prep – Work:

  • Wash the peel the skin of green papaya, green mango, and carrot.
  • Using a julienne peeler, shred them into thin julienne and set aside the required part. I used half of a raw mango and raw papaya and 1/4 of a carrot. 
  • Chop/crush the peanuts roughly. I had roasted peanuts in hand. So crushed them roughly. Raw peanuts can be used too.

Preparing the dressing:

  • Blend the garlic, salt, Thai chili, jaggery with 2 tbsp of water and in a coffee grinder or blender. Grind them coarsely like below and set aside.

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

Assembling:

  • You can just layer the veggies and just before serving you can add the dressing and toss them together.

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

Notes:

  • Carrots are entirely optional. I just added a tbsp for the color.
  • I used up the entire dressing for this salad. You can adjust the dressing ingredients and the amount of dressing as per your preference.
  • Soy sauce can be included and in that case, go with less amount of salt.
  • Both black and white sesame seeds can be used for garnishing.
  • Make sure you add the dressing just before serving. If not the salad would become soggy.

VeganPapayaMangoThaiSalad

Vegan Green Papaya and Green Mango Salad | Thai Special
Serves 2
Crunchy and delicious vegan version of the Thai Green Papaya and Green Mango salad with simple tamarind base dressing.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Green Papaya Juliennes - 1 cup
  2. Green Mango Juliennes - 1/2 cup
  3. Carrot Juliennes - 1 tbsp
  4. Crushed Peanuts - 2 tbsp
  5. Toasted Black Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp to garnish
For the Dressing
  1. Garlic pod - 1
  2. Tamarind Paste - 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  4. Thai dried red chili - 1
  5. Jaggery - 1 tbsp heaped
  6. Water - 2 tbsps
Prep - Work
  1. Wash the peel the skin of green papaya, green mango, and carrot.
  2. Using a julienne peeler, shred them into thin julinennes and set aside the required part. I used half of a raw mango and raw papaya and 1/4 of a carrot.
  3. Chop/crush the peanuts roughly. I had roasted peanuts in hand. So crushed them roughly. Raw peanuts can be used too.
Preparing the dressing
  1. Blend the garlic, salt, Thai chili, jaggery with 2 tbsp of water and in a coffee grinder or blender. Grind them coarsely like below and set aside.
Assembling
  1. You can just layer the veggies and just before serving you can add the dressing and toss them together.
Notes
  1. Carrots are entirely optional. I just added a tbsp for the color.
  2. I used up the entire dressing for this salad. You can adjust the dressing ingredients and the amount of dressing as per your preference.
  3. Soy sauce can be included and in that case, go with less amount of salt.
  4. Both black and white sesame seeds can be used for garnishing.
  5. Make sure you add the dressing just before serving. If not the salad would become soggy.
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