Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad

I love making salads for lunch and I love it even more if the salad is easy to make. This Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad is easy to make and is perfect for those quick lunch hours. This salad is a refreshing and vibrant dish that will have everyone wanting more.

To make this salad you start out by combining the Eden Foods Brown Rice Vinegar, tamari, Eden Foods Hot Pepper Sesame Oil, garlic, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Then you lightly smash the cucumbers with a knife and cut on an angle into bit-sized pieces. Once the cucumbers are cut you add them into the dressing and toss. I like to garnish mine with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds.

This salad is my new favorite salad! Give this salad a try for lunch.

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Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 ½ tablespoons Eden Foods Brown Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Eden Foods Hot Pepper Sesame Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , grated
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 seedless cucumbers , washed and dried
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds
  • Optional–red pepper flakes


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, tamari, sesame oil, garlic, sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Lay cucumbers flat on a cutting board. Place the flat side of a large knife on the cucumber and lightly smash it along the full length of the cucumber. Cut on an angle into bite-sized pieces. Add to the dressing and toss. Add cilantro and sesame seeds and toss again. Garnish with red pepper flakes if desired.
  • Can be served at room temperature or chilled and served cold.


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 838mg35%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 428IU9%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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