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Smashed Cucumber Salad

This refreshing salad is perfect for hot summer days. The cucumbers are smashed and tossed with a tangy dressing, then topped with toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes for crunch and heat.

Tasty Team
94% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 2 medium english cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • red pepper flake, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 56
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, smash the cucumbers, then slice into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the red onion, salt, and sugar, and toss to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the cucumbers, then toss to coat.
  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
  6. Enjoy!
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Smashed Cucumber Salad