For dressing, combine palm sugar and boiling water in small bowl; stir till dissolved. Add remaining ingredients; stir together and chill well.

For salad, combine all ingredients in large bowl; drizzle with dressing and toss together till well mixed. Divide and plate. Garnish with fried shallots and roasted peanuts.




  • 2 Tablespoons palm sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic



  • 6 Ounces green papaya; peeled, seeded and shredded
  • 1 orange segments
  • 3 fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 8 fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • 4 fresh Thai basil leaves, minced
  • 1/4 Cup California natural raisins, plumped
  • 1/4 Cup California golden raisins, plumped
  • 1/2 Thai chile, minced


  • 1 Teaspoon Fried shallots
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped roasted peanuts

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 6%); Total Fat 1 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 700; Potassium 330; Total Carbohydrate 29; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 23; Protein 2; Calcium 30; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.