Green papaya salad
2 cloves garlic
1 to 2 Thai or small red chilies
1 tablespoon crushed peanuts
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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