Raw Papaya Salad

A few years ago, organic raw papaya was not available in the market. In many parts of the country, this vegetable is used to make several kinds of dishes. I too love dishes containing raw papaya. But I was always a little nervous to use raw papaya in a salad. Mainly of account of the suspicion that it may contain harmful chemicals and pesticides. And salads require that the ingredients are mostly raw. Thankfully, many organic suppliers now stock raw papaya. So, I began experimenting salads with this as a primary ingredient. Here is one such salad.

250 gms raw papaya, peeled and grated
1 medium sized carrot, grated
1 large tomato, chopped fine
Juice of 1 lemon
1 green chilli, chopped fine
6 pieces of French beans, chopped fine
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
Salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients (except lemon  and peanuts) in a bowl and mix well
Gently mash with your hands
Add lime juice
Add peanuts
Serve chilled


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