Lao Green Cucumber Salad with Sticky Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Ripe Recipes

By Angela Redfern

Published 2010

  • About

This is a truly wonderful recipe from Amy Melchior. Amy has been a huge part of the success of Ripe. As well as being a very talented chef she is a gifted full-time artist specialising in encaustic painting. Keep an eye out for her exhibitions.

“This recipe really is a party of flavours in your mouth,” says Amy.


Lao Green Cucumber Salad

  • 4 telegraph cucumbers
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4


To prepare the salad

Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthways and scrape out and discard the seeds with a teaspoon. Julienne (cut into long strips), then set aside in a bowl and refrigerate.

In a large mortar and pestle place the garlic, ginger, dried shrimp, chilli and palm sugar. Pound gently until you have a paste.

Add the fish sauce, li