This salad from Northern Thailand is very refreshing. It's also made in no time and doesn't require specific ingredients. Enjoy it with glutinous rice or rice noodles.
2 sliced cucumbers, about 300 g
30 g shallot, sliced
20 g unsalted peanuts, dry roasted
20 g dry shrimps
1 fresh bird's eye chilli, sliced
2 coriander sprigs, roughly chopped
A dozen mint leaves, roughly chopped
½ tablespoon coconut sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Taste to adjust the seasoning.
Serve with glutinous rice or rice noodles.
Variation: replace peanuts with cashew nuts.