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Green papaya salad

Green papaya salad

2 cloves garlic

1 to 2 Thai or small red chilies

1 tablespoon crushed peanuts

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon each: tamarind juice, soy sauce,

freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon granulated or brown sugar

6 grape tomatoes

1/2 each, seeded, cut into julienne strips: small green papaya, cucumber

2 ounces cellophane noodles, softened in warm water

1/4 pound small green beans, blanched

Makes 2 servings.

Combine the garlic, chilies and peanuts in a mortar, grinding with a pestle until finely chopped, or process in a food processor; set aside. Whisk together the fish sauce, tamarind juice, soy sauce, lime juice and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.

Combine tomatoes, papaya, cucumbers, noodles and beans in a medium bowl; add the peanut mixture. Toss with dressing.

Nutritional information per serving: 132 calories, 17 percent of calories from fat, 3 g fat, no saturated fat, no cholesterol, 25 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 2,069 mg sodium, 5 g fiber