I figured it out!
I figured out how to spiralize a papaya.
And you have my trip to Thailand to thank – it motivated me to find a way to recreate this dish with the Inspiralizer.
YES. That’s right, with a little maneuvering and careful spiralizing, you can make papaya noodles with the Inspiralizer!
To spiralize a papaya,
- peel it
- slice it in half
- scoop out as many seeds as possible
- spiralize each half, loading the thinner end of the papaya on the spikes of the handle, doing your best to keep it centered
You’ll get gorgeous papaya spirals that work fabulously in this Som Tam, which is Papaya Salad. I had a Papaya Salad every single day while we were in Thailand. It was so refreshing,especially since while we were there it was above 90 degrees (although it felt like 115 degrees) every day.
Som Tam can also be served with dried shrimp, but I didn’t like the taste of dried shrimp, so, because this is my blog, I omitted it – but if you like dried shrimp, just add it in at the end and toss together.
Tomorrow, I’m sharing my favorite dish we had while in Chiang Mai: Kao Soi Gai – a Northern Thailand specialty, mainly found in Chiang Mai. It’s a curry noodle bowl with chicken and it was by far my favorite, with the Papaya Salad in the #2 post.
After that, we’re done with the Thai-inspired dishes for a while, so I hope you’ve enjoyed!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.