Green Papaya Vermicelli Salad - A healthy, quick dish perfect as a side or a main. Simply BURSTING with flavour. |

Green Papaya Vermicelli Salad

A healthy and cooling Burmese salad that can be served as a main or side dish.
Course Salad
Cuisine Burmese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 320kcal
Author Wandercooks


  • 2-3 handfuls green papaya sliced julienne
  • 1-2 handfuls dry vermicelli rice noodles
  • 4 tsp turmeric oil
  • 2 tbsp golden prawn powder
  • 2-3 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 heaped tsp peanut powder
  • 1 tsp jaggery substitutes: palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1-2 tsp dried chilli powder optional
  • Juice of 1/2 Thai/Asian lime

For the Garnish

  • 1-2 tsp fried shallots
  • Fresh coriander leaves


  • Soak papaya strips in water for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, soak vermicelli noodles in hot water for a few minutes until soft. Drain.
  • Place the papaya and noodles in a bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well until the papaya is evenly coated.
  • For a spicier salad, add 1-2 tsp dried chilli powder.
  • Taste, and add more of any ingredient needed until you are happy with the flavour.
  • Garnish with fried shallots and fresh coriander and serve immediately.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 265mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 40g