Chinese Smashed Cucumbers
Chinese Smashed Cucumbers is quick and easy to make, requires only a few ingredients and is bursting with texture and flavor. The technique of smashing the cucumbers brings out its natural juices and flavor. Serve it as a salad or a side dish with fish, beef, lamb, or poultry.
Chinese Smashed Cucumbers
Chinese Smashed Cucumbers is quick and easy to make, requires only a few ingredients and is bursting with texture and flavor. The technique of smashing the cucumbers brings out its natural juices and flavor. Serve it as a salad or a side dish with fish, beef, lamb, or poultry.
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut off ends of cucumber and discard. Using the side of your cutting knife, pound one side of the cucumber to partially smash and break the skin, softening the meat inside. Roughly chop into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic, salt, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Pour over cucumbers, toss and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Top with sesame seeds just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Notes:
– Use cucumbers with thinner skins. Smashing cucumbers before adding ingredients brings out the flavor of the cucumber and makes it softer to eat.
– Refrigerating for 30 minutes helps to infuse flavors.
– This is an excellent salad to serve with oily foods because it helps to balance out the grease in the foods.
– This salad is refreshing and feels good to eat.

Recipe by Rachael Huang for www.culinarybutterfly.com