Green-Papaya Salad

45 mins (prep 45)
10 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Kerabu Bok Kwa This fresh, zesty salad cuts through the richness of the heavier main courses. Sambal belacan is a classic Nonya dressing. We've reduced the amount from what would traditionally be used because belacan (shrimp paste) can be rather strong for those who aren't used to it. The paste has a salty fish taste and pungent smell (the odor dissipates once it's added to the dish), but it lends a dimension of flavor very characteristic of Nonya cuisine — were you to eliminate it, you wouldn't really be eating Nonya food. For a more authentic version, use 2 tablespoons belacan and 4 tablespoons lime juice.

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  • 2 teaspoons belacan (shrimp paste)*
  • 3 (5 1/2-inch) fresh holland red chiles*, sliced, including seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 oz small dried shrimp* (1 tablespoon)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large shallot, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise (1/4 cup)
  • 1 (1 1/2-lb) piece green papaya* or 1 1/2 lb seedless cucumber (1 to 2; usually plastic-wrapped)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • special equipment: a mini food processor; an adjustable-blade slicer fitted with julienne attachment


Serving Size (3.19 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 7.15 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 218.03mg 72.68%
Total Carbohydrate 1.85g 4.93%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 1.84 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.15mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
belacan, dried shrimp, large shallot, fresh lime juice, an, a, special equipment