smashed cucumber salad with chinese black vinegar

Smashed Cucumbers - Angry & Vegan

Everyone gets angry sometimes. Give garlic a well deserved break, and smash these cucumbers instead. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword black vinegar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 2kcal
Author Asian Test Kitchen


  • 4 ea Japanese cucumbers or Persian variety
  • 3 Tb Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground sichuan pepper or black pepper
  • cilantro leaves for garnish


  • Smash cucumbers with the flat edge blade of a knife. Chop into 2 inch pieces.
  • Toss smashed cucumbers with black vinegar, salt, and a few grinds of sichuan pepper. Garnish with cilantro. 


  1. Substitute with 1 1/2 English cucumbers if you can't find Japanese or Persian cucumbers. 
  2. Store up to 3 days in the fridge, but they really do taste nice when this is freshly made. 


Calories: 2kcal | Sodium: 581mg