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Papaya Salad


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 dried hot chiles
  • 3 fresh Thai chiles
  • 1 green unripe papaya, thinly shredded lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved


  • In a large mortar and pestle, crush garlic and both types of chiles to a coarse paste. Add papaya, sugar, and lime juice and continue to stir with the pestle and a spoon to blend. Add the fish sauce and cherry tomatoes and combine. Check seasoning and adjust, if necessary.