Blogging Marathon# 69: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Homemade Chinese Takeaway Food
Dish: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

We are starting the second week of blogging marathon today and my theme is ‘Homemade Chinese Takeway Food‘. I have a very simple Chinese smashed Cucumber salad for the first day.

Chinese Cucumber Salad

When I signed up for this theme I didn’t check the link that Valli gave us for reference. I saw ‘Chinese takeaway’ and thought it was going to be either Indo-Chinese or American Chinese food, but I was pleasantly surprised to see real Chinese food on the list.

Chinese food served in China is very different from what we are used in India and US. The dishes are very flavorful and simple to make with very few ingredients. This cucumber salad is a perfect example — it is so crispy, crunchy and absolutely refreshing.

Chinese Cucumber Salad

Recipe is from Kirbie’s Cravings. Cucumbers are smashed (a perfect excuse to take out your frustration after a long day) and then tossed with some garlic, sesame oil and some seasonings. No soy sauce or other strong flavors — simple, clean salad that is just delicious. Serve it right away or chilled.

Chinese Cucumber Salad
Chinese Cucumber Salad
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Cucumbers are smashed (a perfect excuse to take out your frustration after a long day) and then tossed with some garlic, sesame oil and some seasonings. No soy sauce or other strong flavors -- simple, clean salad that is just delicious. Serve it right away or chilled.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Yum
Print Recipe
Cucumbers are smashed (a perfect excuse to take out your frustration after a long day) and then tossed with some garlic, sesame oil and some seasonings. No soy sauce or other strong flavors -- simple, clean salad that is just delicious. Serve it right away or chilled.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 Cucumbers Persian
  • ½ tsp~1tsp red chili flakes
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 ~ 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • To taste salt
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Remove the ends of the cucumber. Place one at a time on the chopping board and wack it a few times to smash it. Cut them into thirds and then chop into about bite size pieces.
  2. Place the smashed and chopped cucumber in a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve right away or chill until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes
Chinese Cucumber Salad

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 69.

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8 thoughts on “Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad”

  1. Lol I like that excuse..:)..I was planning to make this too..few of the veg options listed..Good to be back on the regular BM too.

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