By Blooming Aprons
This Papaya and Mango Salad is refreshing, packed with antioxidants, enzymes, fiber and is a great addition to your dinner table or barbecue party.
We fell in love with papaya salad after having dinner one night at our local Thai restaurant. The flavor, texture and the exotic look made us dream of recreating and adding it to our collection of recipes. We thought of adding julienned mango to compliment the sweet and sour taste and bring more texture to the salad. The result was more stunning than we thought and our families devoured it to the last piece. It is important to choose a green, unripe papaya as it is richer in digestive enzymes than the ripe ones. It will also give a crunchy texture to the salad. For the dressing we opted for a vegan version by substituting the fish sauce with pineapple juice and using coconut sugar instead of white sugar. You can also omit the sugar all together depending how sweet your mango is and how sweet you like your salads. What we like most about this salad is that it is loaded with vitamins A, C, E, folate, antioxidants, fiber, beta-carotene, digestive enzymes and many more healthy nutrients. The ingredients in this Papaya and Mango Salad possess anticancer properties , reduce inflammatory markers, boost heart health, improve digestion, decrease the risk of macular degeneration and protect against skin damage. So next time you’re in the supermarket grab the greenest papaya and treat your to this delicious and healthy salad.
Using a mandolin or julienne peeler julien the green papaya, green mango and the carrots and add to a large mixing bowl.
Bring water to boil in a small pot and blanch green beans and snow peas for 3 min . Drain in colander and immediately rinse under cold water until cool to touch. Cut green beans diagonally into 1in pieces. Cut. Snow peas into thin strips lengthwise. Add both ingredients to the mixing bowl.
Add tomatoes, scallions and peanuts and mix all the ingredients together.
To make the dressing whisk all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl until the sugar dissolves.
Pour dressing over vegetables and mix well.
Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with more peanuts and cilantro.
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