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Smashed Chinese cucumber salad

This is a cucumber salad that you could make without using a knife. Can you believe it? Also a great way to release your daily stress 🙂 but my favorite part is that it only takes 2 minutes to make these yummy salad! Perfect side dish for dumplings, fried rice, and anything else. I like to sprinkle coriander on mine. What about you? You gotta try this recipe!


serves 2-3 people as side dish
•1 cucumber
•0.5 teaspoon salt
•2 Tablespoon soy sauce
•2 Tablespoon vinegar (Tafelessig, Apfelessig, Reisessig)
•1 teaspoon chilli oil of your choice
•1 clove of pressed garlic (or 1 teaspoon pressed garlic)
•Some coriander leaves, chopped (optional)
•Red chilli, sliced (optional)


  1. Wash cucumber and dry with a towel.
  2. Wrap cucumber with a plastic wrap completely.
  3. Smash it with a heavy rolling pin or meat tenderizer until you see cracks all over the cucumber.
  4. Open the plastic wrap, remove the seeds, and cut the cucumber into bite-size.
  5. Add in salt and toss the cucumbers.
  6. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  7. Serve chilled.


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