1 clove GARLIC, minced and mashed to a paste
2 Tbsp. fresh LIME JUICE
1 1/2 Tbsp. ASIAN FISH SAUCE (preferably naam pla)
1 Tbsp. SUGAR
1 fresh SERRANO CHILI, seeded and minced
1 ENGLISH CUCUMBER, quartered lengthwise
1 CARROT, coarsely shredded
In a bowl, stir together garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and chili until sugar is dissolved.
Thinly slice cucumbers crosswise and add to garlic mixture with carrots.
Toss salad well.
Serve salad in lettuce "cups".