Thai Green Mango and Apple Salad

Today, I woke up craving Thai food. Since it’s very hot here in San Diego, I decided to prepare something fresh and fulfilling: Som Tum. 

Som Tum or Green Papaya salad is one of the most popular dishes in Thailand. It’s traditionally served with dried shrimp or salted crab. My version is 100% plant-based. Since green papaya is out of season, I used  organic green mangoes and green apples. I also added extra lime juice instead of fish sauce. I ended up with a surprisingly refreshing and delicious salad that truly resembles som tum. I hope you enjoy it!

Thai Green Mango and Apple Salad

Thai Green Mango and Apple Salad
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. 4 unripe mangos (preferable green), shredded
  2. 2 Granny Smith apples, shredded
  3. 1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch length
  4. 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  5. 1 cup of mung bean sprouts
  6. 1 small red chili pepper, minced
  7. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  8. ½ cup of roasted peanuts
  9. 4 tablespoons of fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  10. 1/3 of a cup of cilantro
  11. 3-5 teaspoons of sriracha ( I like the brand Ninja Squirrel).
  1. In a mortar, smash the garlic, red chili pepper, green beans and halved cherry tomatoes until the beans are bruised and the tomato juices are coming out.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the rest of the ingredients. Garnish with peanuts.
  1. It can be eaten alone or with sticky rice. Enjoy it!
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