Rice noodles papaya salad

Originally from Isan, Northeastern Thailand, it's probably the best known of Thai salads. Traditionally prepared in clay mortar and using a wooden pestle, its recipe is subject to many regional variations. Here is a method full of flavours to prepare this salad without any animal product.

Quantities are given for 1 mortar (1 person as a main course or 2 people as a starter).

1 garlic clove

1 fresh bird's eye chilli

1 snake bean, cut into 3 cm lengths

175 grams green papaya, grated

4 cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise

20 g unsalted peanuts, dry roasted

20 g unsalted pumpkin seeds, dry roasted


2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons tamarind juice

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

100 g fresh rice noodles

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