Smashed Cucumbers

This dish is great to make in the morning and let chill while you’re at work. It’s a great side that goes with everything.

Smashed Cucumbers

This is an easy side that takes only a few minutes to make.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese, Fusion
Keyword: Chinese, crushed pepper, fusion cuisine, Green onions, jalepeno, lime, maple syrup, peanuts, rice vinegar, seedless cucumber
Servings: 6
Calories: 118kcal



  • 2 seedless cucumber I used large English seedless cucumbers
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp black truffle oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 tsbp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 jalepeno finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt


  • Wash cucumbers and dry. Wrap in either a tea towel or put in a Ziploc bag.
  • With a rolling pin, smash the cucumbers until they are crushed
  • Wash dry and dice the jalapeno
  • Rinse, dry and chop the scallions
  • Rinse, dry and finely chop the mint
  • Juice the lime into a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil, maple syrup, rice wine vinegar, truffle oil, crushed red pepper flakes and mint
  • Finely dice the peanuts and also the garlic
  • In a pan, heat sesame oil and then sear the garlic. Add the sesame seeds and peanuts. Cook for two minutes on medium flame
  • Pour dressing over cucumbers, scallions and peppers. Top with peanut mixture


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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