Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

Side Dish Vegetables

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.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 347
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 15m


  • 3 cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and grated
  • 3 tablespoons crushed dried shrimp
  • 2/3 pound long beans, sliced thin and mashed
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 Thai chilies, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • juice of 1 lime, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4.5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 625mg 25%
Potassium 1253mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 57.9g 19%
Dietary Fiber 10.2g 41%
Protein 22.5g 45%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 365IU  
Vitamin C 28mg  
Calcium 141mg  
Iron 7mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 304mg  
Folate 537mcg