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Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is based on the same flavors as 'Som Tam' (green papaya salad). Packed with flavor; use this salad as a side dish and serve with Thai glutinous rice."
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15 m servings 347
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Toss the cucumbers, dried shrimp, beans, and tomatoes together in a bowl.
  2. Stir the Thai chilies, palm sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice together in a small bowl; pour over the cucumber mixture. Toss to combine. Adjust seasoning to your taste. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the mixture to serve.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Look for packets of tiny dried shrimp in Asian markets or online. Store leftover shrimp tightly wrapped in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 347 calories; 4.5 57.9 22.5 8 625 Full nutrition

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I love papaya salad. But being in small-town Ohio, I had to improvise on some of the ingredients. I used Chayote squash instead of the long beans and crushed red pepper flakes instead of Thai ch...

Added a barely ripe whole papaya , two avocados and some fresh shrimp instead of dried .