Smacked cucumber pickles

Smacked cucumber pickles

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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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2nd Mar, 2017
This is a great snack to take to work, leave out the sugar (it doesn't need it)and it's almost no calories. I use some sambal oelek or chilli paste in place of chilli oil. Drop the garlic if you're not keen, it's still good...
25th Jan, 2017
The kids love making this. So quick and packs a tasty punch
16th Apr, 2020
How long will it last?
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17th Apr, 2020
Hello, Esther from the food team here! This will last, covered in the fridge for up to 48 hrs. Thanks fro your question!
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