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Smashed cucumber salad

Smashed cucumber salad juicy, spicy and fragrant. Perfect way to jazz up a salad for summer. quick video, step wise pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 1


  • Garlic press


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp soya sauce
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar I used apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 birds eye chilli I deseeded it, or 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Gather ingredients needed. Wash and pat dry cucumber completely.
  • Cut the ends, smash all around the cucumber firmly by holding the knife flat. Use broad knife.
  • The cucumber should break into 2-3. Cut roughly diagonally.
  • Place smashed cucumber in a mixing bowl. Mix salt. You can keep aside for 10 mins and choose to drain the water.
  • Add minced chilli (or chilli flakes), sugar, soya sauce, vinegar, oil and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix well to serve.



  • You can use natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey in place of sugar.
  • Use toasted sesame seeds for garnish if you like.
  • Adjust the sauce and vinegar according to the size of cucumber.