Smacked cucumber pickles

Prep: 5 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 6

These Sichuan pickles are broken into pieces, then tossed in a tangy soy, vinegar and chilli oil dressing - a refreshing accompaniment to rich Asian main courses

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal40
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber or 3 small Persian/ Lebanese cucumbers, ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chilli oil

Method

  1. Using a rolling pin or cleaver, smack the cucumber so it splits. Rip into 2.5cm pieces, tip into a bowl with all the ingredients and 1 tsp salt, and toss together. Try with Pork shoulder braised in black vinegar (see Goes well with.)

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