Finding a green papaya in Sonoma County can be difficult, you can find them at the Asian market at the corner of Santa Rosa Ave and Petaluma Hill road - Thanks guys. They are also very large, think small watermelon, a bit too big for 2 people; so I decided to try it with shredded zucchini instead. Not grated, you will need a mandolin or peeler that shreds. For a quick and simple replacement it was great.
2 lbs green papaya or zucchini - shredded, all but the seedy area½ c cherry tomatoes, split
½ c green beans, raw cut into 1” pieces
1 small green chili- if you like heat
¼ fresh basil, chiffonade
Dressing½ T soy sauce
2 T vegetable oil
1 T fish sauce
3 T lime juice
1 T white sugar
Topping¼ c chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
Combine all of the salad vegetable
Whisk dressing together
Toss with vegetables
Top with peanut
Goes great with Asian BBQ. I really liked it with the Asian grilled pork steak I mentioned a few days ago.