Chinese Smashed Cucumbers

  • 1  Cucumber (seedless or regular peeled)
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 3 TB Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 TB Sesame seeds toasted


1.    Halve the cucumber lengthwise and place on cutting board. Give the cucumber a couple of whacks with the side of your knife and then into 1 inch pieces on the diagonal.

2.    Place cucumber in large ziplock with salt and vinegar and gently massage bag. Let sit for 20 minutes, massaging every 5 minutes. Can also sit in fridge for 30 minutes to a couple days to really get good flavor!

3.    Empty contents into large bowl and toss with sesame oil and sesame seeds.