Green Papaya and Carrot Pickle

Green Papaya and Carrot Pickle



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30 min


15 min

Green Papaya and Carrot Pickle is a Cambodia delicious supplement food which are easy to prepare and cook. It is a popular recipe in Asian country, especially in Cambodia.

When making the Carrot and Papaya Pickles, I like to use the larger carrots. It’s easier to shred a thicker vegetable with a mandoline. You may not use the entire carrot. Save the leftovers for salads or soups.

These refrigerator pickles are my go-to recipe and I use seasonal vegetables to enjoy homemade pickles year-round. If you haven’t tried green papaya, you’re in for a delectable treat. Green papaya is mild-tasting, crunchy and refreshing making it a perfect ingredient for pickling. These Carrot and Papaya Pickles are a wonderful alternative to the traditional Vietnamese Carrot and Radish Pickles.

Papaya Pickle Salad

Green Papaya and Carrot Pickle

Green papaya is native to Mexico and South America but also grown on tropical Asian climates. If you live in Cambodia, green papayas are abundant and easy to find in Cambodia, Asian and America markets.


garlic cloves chopped or sliced finely2
cup white vinegar½
teaspoon raw sugar4
teaspoon salt1
teaspoon fish sauce (optional)1
bird’s eye chili (optional) Chunky variation1
white cabbage cut into 1 inch pieces½
carrots peeled and sliced thinly2
cup fresh ginger root sliced thinly or julienne​​ Shredded variation½
green papaya shredded finely½
carrots peeled and shredded finely2

Directions to make Green Papaya and Carrot Pickle

  1. In a bowl, mix in together vinegar, sugar, fish sauce and salt. Stir until sugar dissolved.
  2. Add into the bowl the pickle variation (either chunky or shredded). Combine all ingredients well and set aside for 2 hours for best result.


  1. Refrigerate to keep the pickle crisp and fresh for up to 1 week
  2. This authentic pickle is a deliciously perfect condiment for barbecued/grilled meat with steamed rice. A very popular street food breakfast option in Cambodia.

Enjoy street food with me

Related: Khmer Red Chicken Curry

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