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Birds eye view n oval white serving plate filled with green papaya salad with tofu. The serving plate is on a light colored wooden surface with a red napkin under the right side of the plate, 2 Woden spoons and a small bowl of peanut sauce on the background.

Thai Green Papaya Salad with tofu


Thai green papaya salad with tofu. A light, refreshing one bowl meal ready in 20 minutes!


  • 1 tablespoon neutral flavor oil (such as avocado, grapeseed or sunflower)
  • 16 oz extra firm high protein tofu, diced small
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1lb green papaya, shredded ( about 4 cups)  see note on how to cut green papaya)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup shelled peanuts
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Peanut Sauce, homemade (click HERE for the recipe) or store bought


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat
  2. Combine the diced tofu and soy sauce in a large bowl and toss well. Add garlic, onion and ginger powders and toss again to coat
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, add the tofu to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Toss well and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until all sides are golden
  4. To assemble the salad, combine the cooked tofu with the shredded green papaya, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. Add the peanut sauce and toss well
  5. Top with peanuts and cilantro leaves before serving


How to cut a shred a green papaya: cut the papaya in half length wise. Remove and discard the seeds. Peel it using a vegetable peeler. Shred it using a food processor or by hand using a box grater (using a food processor will make your job much easier!)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Thai Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/6 dish
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 15
  • Sodium: 96
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 10
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: thai, papaya, green papaya, Salad, gluten free

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