Vegetarian Thai Drink
spicy cucumber salad recipe
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Your favorite vegetarian Thai meals explained



  • 3 cups shredded cucumber
  • 1 cup of shredded carrot
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 dried chillies
  • 3 tbsp. roasted peanuts
  • 4 cherry tomatos
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. tamarind sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sause
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Peel the cucumber(s) and shred them in to thin pieces and remove 1 layer of skin from the carrot before shredding that.
  • Cut open the chillies, remove the seeds and soak the skins in water for a few minutes. Remove the chillie skins, squeeze them dry and put in a mortar together with the garlic, cucumber, carrot, tomatoes and peanuts. Pound well while seasoning to taste with lime juice, soy sauce, salt, tamarind juice and sugar.
  • Serve the Som Tam Taeng with cabbage and yard long beans.


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