Smashed Cucumber Salad
– 3 fresh Persian cucumbers – 3 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce – 5 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar – 1 tablespoon granulated sugar – 1 tablespoon spicy chili crisp (or chili oil) – 1 tablespoon sesame oil – 1/2 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds – salt to taste – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 stalk scallion, chopped – 2 red Red Thai pepper, chopped – 3 stalk cilantro, chopped
Wash and slice off the ends of cucumbers on a cutting board. Place the side of the knife against the cucumber and gently smash the cucumber with your palm until it splits. Then, cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces and transfer them to a large bowl.
Prepare salad dressing by combining soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, spicy chili crisp, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds, and salt in a small bowl. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Set aside.
Top the smashed cucumber pieces with minced garlic, chopped scallion, red Thai pepper, and chopped cilantro in a large bowl. Toss well with prepared salad dressing.
Dish out and serve immediately.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 94 calories per serving.
Sichuan-style Smashed Cucumber Salad tastes refreshing, crunchy and absolutely flavorful with a tingly spicy salad dressing.
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