Smashed Cucumber Salad 拍黄瓜沙拉
This Smashed Cucumber Salad is a light and refreshing appetizer with simple ingredients. It is a popular homemade cold dish 凉菜 in China during the Summer and it is served before the main course in some Chinese restaurants. I think it is very suitable to serve this crisp cucumber salad in our hot weather and more so during our Chinese New Year where we have so many heavy and rich food on our table.
Smashed Cucumber Salad
- 3 Japanese cucumbers - + 1tsp salt
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp light soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 red chillies - cut finely
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves - cut finely
- Rinse cucumbers and pat dry with kitchen towel. Cut off the tips on each side and gently smash the cucumber with cleaver until the cucumber splits. Remove the seeds and cut cucumber into bite size pieces.
- Place cut cucumbers into a large bowl with 1 tsp of salt for 15 minus. Drain cucumber juice.
- In another bowl, Mix the dressing together and stir until sugar dissolved and pour on to the cucumbers and toss well. You may adjust the dressing according to your taste. Serve immediately or marinate the cucumber salad in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
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Author: Ann Low
Serves: 2 serving
- 3根 日本黄瓜+1茶匙盐
- 2茶匙 白醋
- 2茶匙 白糖
- ½茶匙 盐
- 1.5茶匙 酱请
- 2茶匙 麻油
- 2条 红辣椒，切细
- 1汤匙 蒜，剁碎
- 1汤匙 芫荽，切细
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love this delicious cucumber, thanks for sharing . I try it love your blog so much
Hi Ann, just bought this cucumber today, would try to make this salad right away to serve with my fried black pepper salmon blocks. Must be great accompaniment. Thanks for sharing.
Cucumber salad is one of those dishes that you can enjoy any time of year, Ann. My problem is we can't always find worthy cucumbers sometimes at this time of year.
I love how you've dressed this sald, Ann…I was just thinking today that if I found some decent cucumbers I would dress them in the fresh yogurt sauce I just made but now, you got me to thinking, lol…
Thanks for sharing, Ann…
Thanks for the recipe. I will try this.
Really like this cucumber, my elder son favorite.
Hi Ann, great cucumber salad! I love cucumber salad. crunchy and refreshing!
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I'm sure this chilled refreshing mashed cucumber salad will be well liked to balance off the 'heaty stuff' indulged during CNY. Yum!
Used to have this cucumber salad every single day when I attended a course in Beijing. Gotta make some too.