- 5 Persian cucumbers (see note)
- 1/2-1 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
Slice ends off cucumbers and then smash them until they break like the video above. Cut the cucumbers into thirds. Then slice into bite-sized pieces approximately 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch long.
Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until cucumbers are evenly coated in seasonings. Taste and adjust as needed. You can eat right away or let the cucumbers sit in the fridge to further develop the flavors.
It's best to use Persian cucumbers because they are crisper. If Persian isn't available then I use Kirby ones.