i. 2-1/2 cups shredded green papaya
ii. 4 red and green chilies (or to taste)
iii. 2 large cloves garlic, skinned
iv. 1 cup green or string beans, cut 1" pieces
v. 6 cherry tomatoes, cut each in half
vi. 2 tsp ground peanuts (optional)
vii. 2 tbsp small dried shrimps
viii. Cabbage and Iceberg lettuce leaves

a) 5 tbsp lime juice
b) 3 tbsp fish sauce
c) 3 tbsp sugar
d) 4 tbsp finely ground dried shrimps

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.


Using a mortar and pestle, pound chilies and garlic to coarse texture. Add papaya, green beans, tomatoes and pound 1-2 minutes longer, mixing with a spoon while pounding. Add dried shrimps, peanuts, dressing and mix well. Serve immediately with cabbage and lettuce leaves. Goes well with Thai style BBQ chicken and steamed sticky rice.
Makes about 4-1/2 cups of salad, about 4 servings.