Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can’t decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!


This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you that I suck at wrapping fresh rolls?

I’ve been cheating by making collard wraps instead, but I finally decided that it was time to get over my fear and make some Thai salad rolls.

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

I think we can all agree that I still have a long ways to go in perfecting my wrapping technique, but luckily these Thai rolls taste awesome anyway.

I first had papaya salad when I was visiting Thailand back in 2011. Wow, I can’t believe how quickly the years have gone by.

But, before I left for that trip, I made papaya salad rolls.

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

Ever since that first bite in Bangkok, I’ve been a lover of papaya salad.

I order it almost every time I go out to Thai food, which usually means I then can’t finish my entree (helllooooo leftovers!).

The times I don’t order Thai papaya salad, I order Thai salad rolls.

Sometimes I just want both.

Now, all of my wildest dreams are coming true.

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

I think we can all agree that the best part of salad rolls in the dipping sauce.

These Thai papaya salad rolls just wouldn’t be complete without this amazing peanut sauce!

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

Here’s the best part: all you have to do to make the sauce is stir some peanut butter into the leftover marinade from the papaya salad.

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

The only trouble I had preparing these tasty rolls was the papaya.

Finding an actual green papaya around here is mostly impossible.

This seems weird to me, because I feel like everything else I buy at the grocery store is under-ripe and I have to wait 5 days before using it. Papaya seems to be the exception to this rule.

While it might not be traditional, I think using slightly ripe papaya works just fine in this Thai papaya salad roll recipe.

Making papaya salad requires you to julienne the papaya. I’ve found that the easiest way to do this is using one of these handy julienne peeler tools.

Use the peeler side to peel the papaya, then turn it over and julienne the flesh until you reach the inner seed cavity.

Once you have one of these tools you’ll find yourself using it all the time.

It’s especially great for adding vegetables to salads — I’m not a big fan of big chunks of carrot in my salad, but I can easily eat a whole carrot if it’s julienned and thrown in there.

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

Papaya salad is typically pretty spicy, but if you’re not into heat you can leave out the bird’s eye chili.

If you like, you can just stir some sriracha into the peanut sauce to give it a little kick.

I’ve used vegan fish sauce in this recipe, but you can also use mushroom soy sauce or light soy sauce if you’re in a pinch. Or, you know, fish sauce.

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When you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad, make papaya salad rolls!

Papaya Salad Rolls

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls recipe wraps up green beans, carrots, tomatoes, green papaya and peanuts with a peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer when you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad!

Ingredients

  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 12-15 green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
  • 2/3 cup julienned carrot (about one carrot)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups julienned green papaya (about one small papaya)
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped peanuts
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 bird's eye chilies, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegan fish sauce
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 rice spring roll wrappers

Instructions

  1. Place the garlic and the green beans in a large zipper close bag. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible. Use a rolling pin or mallet to gently whack the green beans and garlic until the green beans are lightly bruised and the garlic is smashed into small pieces.
  2. Add the carrots, tomatoes papaya, peanuts, lime juice, brown sugar, chilies, and vegan fish sauce to the bag. Reseal and give everything a good toss. Massage with your hands for a few minutes, then transfer the contents of the bag to a fine mesh strainer set over a medium bowl. Press on the salad to extract as much liquid as possible. Reserve the liquid for the sauce.
  3. Find a rimmed dish that is large enough to hold your rice paper. Fill it with an inch of room temperature water and set it on the counter. Place a damp tea towel next to this container. Working one rice paper at a time, submerge the rice paper into the water until pliable (mine took about 20 seconds). Do not over-soak. Transfer the soaked rice paper to the damp towel, laying it down in a flat circle.
  4. Place one quarter of the papaya salad on the rice paper, centered left-to-right, but three quarters of the way down from the top. Fold exposed bottom quarter of the paper up over the filling, then fold the entire roll over once. Fold in the left and right sides, then continue rolling until sealed.
  5. Repeat with the remaining three papers and the rest of the papaya salad.
  6. Transfer the reserved marinade to a serving bowl. Add two tablespoons of peanut butter and whisk until smooth. Add additional peanut butter if you prefer a thicker sauce (I used four tablespoons). Serve at once.

Notes

If you are sensitive to spice, you may leave out the sliced bird's eye chilies. Alternatively, you can add sriracha to the peanut sauce to give it a little kick.

You can make your own vegan fish sauce, or substitute soy sauce if necessary.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 822Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 950mgCarbohydrates 139gFiber 11gSugar 24gProtein 22g

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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When you can't decide between fresh rolls and papaya salad, make papaya salad rolls!

March 27, 2017 | Last Updated on October 14, 2020 by Linda

7 thoughts on “Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls”

  1. PAPAYA SALAD ROLLS is great! To be honest, I’m not good at cooking but I like them, they give me joy and excitement every time I finish the dishes, which is a great thing. With your recipe, I just need to follow the instructions and the rest is simple. Thanks for sharing

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  2. These look delicious. I completely agree with you about papaya availability… Everything else is so under ripe these days but you can’t buy a green papaya anywhere.
    And your dipping sauce looks amazing. I must try making this as soon as I get the ingredients.

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