Smashed Asian Cucumber Salad

This fresh and tangy salad looks great and tastes amazing!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 1/2 cups/ 4-6 servings


  • 6 mini english cucumbers makes about 3 ½ cups of smashed cukes
  • ¼ cup red pepper diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon + Himalayan or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • better flavor if it marinates


  1. Place your cucumbers on a cutting board.
  2. Place a cast iron skillet (or any heavy flat object) on top of each cucumber and apply pressure with your hand until it cracks and flattens.
  3. Next use a knife to cut the smashed cucumbers into 1" segments and throw them into a bowl.
  4. Add the red pepper and red onion into the bowl and mix.
  5. Blend the sesame oil, vinegar and maple syrup in a small blender (like the magic bullet).
  6. our the dressing over the salad, then add the salt, pepper and sesame seeds and give it all a good stir.
  7. The salad tastes best if you let the cakes marinate for an hour, but also can be eaten straight away.