Smashed Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4

A Chinese-style cold marinated cucumber salad that is flavorful, simple and very addictive.

smashed cucumber salad


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


Nutrition Facts
Smashed Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.25 recipe)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Sodium 589.3mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 14.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 2.6g 5%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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