A traditional Thai starter recipe for you to try at home

Put down the boring Egg & Cress for lunch and indulge in the world of Thai street food! We’ve made a vegetarian version of one of our favourite dishes from the menu – Som Tum Papaya salad. But don’t let ‘Salad’ in the name put you off. Spicy, salty, sour and sweet – the perfect flavour balance packs a punch and goes perfectly with a bowl of sticky rice on the side.

Time: Around 15 minutes      Serving: 2 servings      Things you need: Peeler, Knife,  Pestle and Mortar


80g green papaya
25g carrots
60g cherry tomatoes
20g fine beans
5g palm sugar
1 tbsp tamarind juice
5g fresh red chillies
1 clove of garlic
2 tsp lime juice
30g roasted peanuts
10ml soy sauce
1 half of a lime


1. Peel and shred the papaya and carrots. Chop the cherry tomatoes and fine beans in halves.

2. In a pestle and mortar, pound your fresh chillies first, then add your garlic.

3. Once the garlic is crushed, add all the ingredients together and pound whilst squeezing the lime juice.

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