last night I made the most amazing thai dip for my raw veggies and the entire time I was munching it down i thought to myself I need to write this down and share it… it’s that good.
I will give you just guesstimates of measurements and you can adjust to flavor.
The dip is creamy, sweet, sour, savory, spicy and lemony with a divine thai peanut base.
The reason I made this dip is because the night before I had guests over and I made a huge green papaya salad. I had a lot of palm sugar sweet and spicy dressing left from it.
You will need a good blender and raw veggies to serve with the dip. I ate it with lettuce leaves and cherry tomatoes.
This will make a few bowls of dip.
A quarter block of tofu (I used trader joe’s organic sprouted tofu and I highly recommend it for both health and flavor reasons)
1/4 of a Medium size Green Papaya (this is optional and I am sure you can replace it with chayote squash, zucchini, more tofu or any other dip base) Green Papaya is an nutritional, health and enzymatic powerhouse.
1/2 small bunch of cilantro (this definitely destroyed the color of the dip and made it look a bit muddy so you can leave this for last and add it chopped up rather than blended)
Palm Sugar – I used a thai brand palm sugar rounds and I used quite a bit of it plus I added a pack of stevia in order to boost the sweetness of the sugar. I used 4-5 small rounds of sugar.
3-5 tbsp of peanuts (Peanut Butter would work great)
Lime to taste
A splash of coconut vinegar (rice vinegar or any other is fine)
Tamari sauce (to taste)
Tamarind (I used sweet thai tamarind soaked in water but I think sour tamarind will work much better for this recipe) I used 2 pieces maybe but again I feel more tamarind will be even better 🙂
Habanero pepper (just a small piece)
a small piece of Ginger
a few small slices of Lemongrass
Hot Sauce (optional)
Aleppo pepper (optional)
a piece of Orange /Red Bell pepper (optional)
Coconut Milk to desired consistency
BLEND BLEND BLEND
SERVE as a veggie dip or a salad dressing.
Green Papaya benefits:
- ● Improving the digestive system
- ● Boosting the immune system
- ● Protecting from urinary track infections
- ● Improving milk flow in nursing mothers
- ● Healing a range of skin conditions
- ● Decreasing inflammation
- ● Cleansing intestinal track
- ● Helping to eliminate parasites & amoeba
- ● Fighting nausea and constipation
- ● Promoting cardiovascular health
- ● Regenerating muscle tissue
- ● Aiding the elimination of toxins
- ● Increasing energy
- ● Fighting infections
- ● Accelerating the healing of burns, sores and wounds