Papaya Relish

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

This recipe is akin to the papaya salad often served in many Thai restaurants except here I’ve used a semi-ripe papaya.   You can use an unripe papaya (skin will be all green) here too but the flavor will be more tart and the texture crisper.  I like the slight sweetness of the semi-ripe (amber in color with some green patches) papaya so I ‘ve used it here.  This recipe works best as a relish such as used in this Asian shrimp taco recipe.


  • 1 serrano or to taste, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1.5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 2lb semi-ripe papaya, shredded
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cups roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped


Combine all ingredients (adjust salt according to taste since there is fish sauce).  Enjoy as a relish! (such as in this Asian Shrimp taco recipe)

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