Smashed Cucumbers

Smashed Cucumbers

Smashed Cucumbers are a crisp and delicious salad recipe that is super easy to make. This dish is best served cold, so keep the cucumbers refrigerated until you’re ready to toss this together. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 1 day for optimal enjoyment.


Serves: 4-6

Smashed Cucumbers

  • 2 large english cucumbers, seedless & washed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 heaping Tbs chopped cilantro


  1. Mix together the ingredients (except for the cucumber) into a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Using a rolling pin on a cutting board (one with a mat underneath so it won’t slide), carefully but forcefully smash the cucumbers along the length until the split. Flip the cucumber and repeat until it’s fully split and its juices released.
  3. Then, use a knife to cut the cucumber into about 1/4 inch or bite size pieces, scooping the cut cucumber and its juices into the bowl with the sauce.
  4. Coat the cucumbers evenly in the sauce.
  5. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 10-20 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy fresh!

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