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Vietnamese Beef Salad with Green Papaya Salad

Vietnamese Beef and Green Papaya Salad

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Salad, main, beef
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


Light and refreshing, Vietnamese Beef and Green Papaya Salad- full of amazing flavor, this salad is simple to make using fresh authentic Vietnamese ingredients!


  •  1 lb beef ( tenderloin, tri tip or flank steak)
  • 23 Cups shredded Green Papaya ( or rice noodles)
  • 1 Cup combo of fresh mint, cilantro and basil
  • 2 T roasted crushed peanuts ( optional)
  • 1 T fried shallots ( optional- see below)
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T plus 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 T plus 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp mild red chili- finely sliced
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
 Beef Marinade: 


Make marinade. Slice beef to 1/2 inch thick bite size pieces, toss with marinate and let sit at least 30 minutes. Or refrigerate up to 8 hours. Grill or pan fry until just cooked.
Peel and shred green papaya and place in a bowl of ice water for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you could prepare rice noodles following manufacturer’s directions.
Make dressing. Combine lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, oil, chili, garlic.
Drain Papaya and toss(or rice noodles) with dressing to coat. Place on a plate along with beef and a combination of the fresh herbs. Top with roasted peanuts and crispy shallots. Serve with chop sticks.
Fried Shallots- can either be made from scratch, although most Asian markets offer them as a condiment already packaged, which I have found are extremely handy and tasty. They offer good flavor and texture.
Lemongrass can be found in most grocery stores, in the herb or produce section. If you find you cook with lemon grass a lot, a nice option is purchasing it in bulk, already chopped in the freezer section of most Asian markets.

Keywords: green papaya salad, green papaya salad recipe, Vietnamese beef salad, lemongrass beef recipe

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