Green Papaya Salad A La Bobby Flay

Jo Zimny


This has become one of our favourite salads of all time. It's fresh, its crispy and really delicious. I added some yellow bell pepper to mine.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    fresh green or yellow string beans, blanched
  • 3 medium
    plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 lb
    green papaya, cleaned and julienned
  • 1/4 c
    fish sauce
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh, rough chop

How to Make Green Papaya Salad A La Bobby Flay


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green and yellow beans. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove from the pot in a sieve and then put into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain the beans and cut each bean in half and set aside.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half and cut length wise. Remove the seeds. Slice into 1/4-1/8 inch strips.
  4. Rough chop all but 2 tbsps. of the roasted peanuts.
  5. In a large bowl toss the papaya, beans, tomatoes and chopped peanuts.
  6. In a small bowl mist the fish sauce, citrus juices, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1 tbsp. of chopped cilantro.
  7. Pour over the green papaya mixture.
  8. Serve with the rest of the peanuts and cilantro on top.
  9. Enjoy!

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About Green Papaya Salad A La Bobby Flay

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mexican

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