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Prawn and green papaya salad

Total Time
20 min
20 min


Paw paw or papaya

500 g, (½ green papaya)

Red capsicum

1 large, cut into thin long strips

Red cabbage

2 cup(s), (170g), finely shredded

Snow pea sprouts

100 g

Green shallot(s)

3 individual, thinly sliced diagonally

Lime juice

2 tbs

Peanut oil

1 tbs

Fish sauce

2 tsp

Caster sugar

2 tsp

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, deseeded, finely chopped

Fresh mint

1 cup(s), leaves, torn

Roasted peanuts

2 tbs, unsalted, chopped

Cooked peeled prawns

500 g, tails intact


  1. Cut skin from papaya, then use a mandolin or julienne peeler to cut into thin strips. Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. Combine juice, oil, fish sauce, sugar and chilli in a small screw-top jar and seal tightly. Shake to mix well and dissolve sugar. Drizzle over salad and toss to combine.
  3. Gently mix mint through. Transfer to a large shallow serving bowl and top with prawns then sprinkle with peanuts to serve.


TIP: Salad can be assembled up to 2 hours in advance (keep chilled), but add the snow pea sprouts, dressing, mint and peanuts close to serving time.