Papaya Chayote Salad

3 Dec

Papaya Chayote Salad.

Raw papaya and chayote are cleaned and julienned. They are then mixed with fresh lemon dressing and seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve papaya chayote salad immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Papaya Chayote Salad.


Raw Papaya 1/8 of Small One
Chayote 1/2 of Medium One
Tomato 1 Small
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Boiled Edamame Beans 2 Tbsps
Chaat Masala a Pinch
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and wash the green papaya and chayote.
Use a julienne peeler to thinly shred the papaya and chayote (around 2 cups).
Wash and finely slice the tomato.
Peel the garlic cloves.
Remove stems and wash the green chiles.
Wash and tear the cilantro leaves.

In a mixing bowl, add lemon juice, green chile, black pepper powder, chaat masala and salt.
Lightly crush everything and stir in julienned papaya, chayote, tomato slices, edamame, green chiles and cilantro.
Set aside for couple of minutes for flavors to develop.
Serve papaya chayote salad immediately.
Notes: Make sure to grate the papaya and chayote on thick side of grater if you don’t have a julienne peeler.

Suggestions: Make sure not to leave the salad aside for long time once its seasoned especially if the vegetables are grated.
Variations: You can also add thinly sliced red onion if you wish. Use boiled green peas in place of edamame (fresh young soy beans).
Other Names: Papaya Chayote Salad.

5 Responses to “Papaya Chayote Salad”

  1. Priya December 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Very interesting and new salad for me..

  2. Eswaramurthi December 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Good very tasty, I like very much.

  3. vilekha December 7, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    hi raaji……..what is chayote………….

  4. Hari Chandana December 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Colorful and delicious !!

  5. vijaya murthi March 18, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    What is chayote , Raaji ?
    Thanks for the nice , simple recipes !

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