Smacked cucumber pickles

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 8
These tangy pickles served in soy, rice wine vinegar, garlic and chilli oil will complement other spicy dishes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal52
  • fat3g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2 large cucumber, about 450g, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic



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  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese black or regular rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chilli oil


  1. Take a rolling pin or cleaver and smack the cucumbers so that they split, then chop into 2.5cm pieces. Put in a bowl with all the remaining ingredients and 1 tsp salt, and toss together. Serve alongside any of the other dishes.

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