Smashed Chinese Cucumber Salad

Not only will you never beat a cucumber any another way again but it will become simply the quickest and tastiest cucumber salad ever

6 small cucumbers
For the sauce:
30 g soy sauce
40 g honey
40 g sesame oil
10 g rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp toasted peanuts
1 tsp crushed ginger
1 tsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1 small red chilli

Wash and cut the cucumbers lengthways in half. Beat them and bruise them until they are slightly tender and broken.

Make the sauce by combining all the ingredients for the sauce and tasting it for sweetness, saltiness and sourness. You can balance this the way you like by adding more of one or the other.

Mix the rest of the ingredients with the sauce and cucumbers. Let it stand for a few minutes so that the flavours can mingle a bit and become good friends.

Serve by itself or as a side for grilled meats, fish, fried rice, curries or even hearty stews. Notes

If you are allergic to peanuts or don’t like hot chillies then just leave them out. Another great idea is to add avocado and spring onion.

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