5 from 5 votes
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Chinese style smashed cucumber salad
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Cucumber
Servings: 2
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 fresh English cucumber , or two smaller ones, around 350g
  • 3 garlic cloves , mashed
  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp. chili oil to taste
  1. Wash the cucumber and peel off tough skins.
  2. Remove the two ends and smash with a wide kitchen knife (like Chinese slicing knife) until the cucumber is well crushed. Then cut into one bite pieces.
  3. Transfer all cucumber cubes into a bowl. Mix well with mashed garlic and other sauces.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For very tender and young cucumber, you can keep most of the skins.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 417mg 17%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 8.8%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.