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smashed cucumber salad|chinasichuanfood.com
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 and then chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce , optional
  • 1 tsp. black vinegar , optional
  • 1 ~2 tsp. chili oil to taste , optional
  1. For long English cucumber, wash the cucumber and peel off tough skins. For small cucumber, remove the two ends.

  2. 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, salt and sugar.

  4. Or further add light soy sauce and vinegar to make a more strong version.

  5. Or add chili oil for a hot version.

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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 417mg18%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.