Recipe: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad


I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite, most addictive snack…My version of a Chinese smashed cucumber salad. It’s perfect for summertime snacking! Since then, people have been asking me what it is and how to make it. Since there’s a process on how to prepare the cucumbers, I thought I would do a video of the recipe!


  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced (more if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar (or any other sweetener)
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili paste (or fresh chili peppers, minced)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

Other Ingredients:

  • Persian cucumbers (or Kirby cucumbers or hot house cucumbers)
  • white sugar
  • kosher salt
  • sesame seed oil
  • green onions (aka scallions)
  • toasted sesame seeds

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