Green Papaya, Watercress and Cabbage Salad


The dressing, inspired by Japanese and Thai flavors is the perfect complement to this salad's great crunch.

30 min
6 Servings


1/3 cup
fresh lime juice
1/3 cup
peanut oil
1/4 cup
tempura sauce
2 Tbsp
daikon (finely grated)
2 tsp
ginger (minced)
2 clove
garlic (minced)
1 tsp
Sriracha chili sauce (optional)
3 cup
green papaya (peeled, halved, seeded, julienned)
1 bunch
watercress (cut into 2" pieces)
3 cup
Napa cabbage (sliced thinly, 2")
3 cup
green cabbage (sliced thinly, 2")
1 cup
cilantro (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup
dry roasted peanuts
Prep Time:
30 min
Total Time:
30 min


To make the lime ponzu dressing, add the lime juice, peanut oil, tempura sauce, daikon, ginger, garlic and sriracha sauce in a medium bowl and whisk together. Then set aside.

Use a julienne peeler or box grater to peel the green papaya. Place in a large bowl and add the watercress, Napa cabbage, green cabbage, cilantro and peanuts. Serve with your favorite protein dish.

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Chef Ryan Covert