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Is it just us or does it seem like cucumbers repel any dressing you add to them? Not so fast! After some research and testing, we learned that smashing cucumbers helps the flavors stick around. Smashed cucumber salad to the rescue! This Asian-inspired take is super fresh, crunchy, savory, a little spicy, and full of ginger and sesame flavor. Plus, so EASY — just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 10 minutes required. Gingery Smashed Cucumber Salad (Asian-Inspired) from Minimalist Baker → Smashed Cucumber Salad, Clean Eating, Healthy Eating, Salmon And Rice, Cucumber Recipes, Baker Recipes, Soup And Salad, Big Salad, Salad Bar
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Gingery Smashed Cucumber Salad (Asian-Inspired)

8 ratings
· 10min · 4 servings


2 cloves garlic, grated
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 Tbsp rice vinegar ((unseasoned // ensure gluten-free as needed))
2 Tbsp tamari ((or soy sauce // ensure gluten-free as needed))
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes, to taste
2 large English cucumbers ((2 large cucumber yield ~6 cups or 775 g))
3 stalks green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2-3 Tbsp chopped pickled ginger ((optional, but highly recommended))