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smashed cucumber salad with chiles and sesame seeds on a plate

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is great but peeled & smashed cucumber salad is even better. This one is spicy with chillies and so refreshing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salads
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 servings
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 cucumber, long English
  • 1 clove 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chilli or chilli paste (optional)
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Peel the cucumber and smash with a rolling pin or the bottom of a frying pan.
  • Chop cucumbers and place them into a colander set over a bowl, and drain for 10-30 minutes.
  • Combine the minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, chilli paste and cilantro in a bowl.
  • Add the drained cucumbers to the dressing mixture and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle generously with roasted sesame seeds and serve.



Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 11.2gProtein: 3gFat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 693mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 4.9gCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
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