Recipe courtesy of Su-Mei Yu

Yumm Taeng Kua: Classic Cucumber Salad

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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced on the diagonal (2 cups)

1 whole scallion, minced

1/4 cup Dressing One, recipe follows

Dressing One:

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup fish sauce (namm pla)

2 tablespoons palm sugar or light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup fresh lime juice


  1. Put the cucumber and scallion in a small mixing bowl and add the dressing. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Dressing One:

Yield: 1 cup
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sea salt, fish sauce, palm sugar, and granulated sugar and cook over low heat, stirring, just until the sea salt and sugar are dissolved. Remove from the heat and transfer to a mixing bowl to cool. When cooled completely, stir in the lime juice.