Smashed Cucumbers

Baby Kato


I had smashed cucumbers last year for the first time...they were awesome. Smashing the cucumbers results in the cucumber absorbing more of the delicious dressing.

Smash your cucumber with a big pestle or use a heavy cast iron pot.. I like them to be rugged and coarsely crushed.

This recipe is quick and easy to make with excellent results. I hope you enjoy them, as much as we did.


★★★★☆ 3 votes

15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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    2 large, peeled cucumbers, cut into 2 inch chunks and halved
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    1/2 sweet onion, chopped
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    1/2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
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    1 tsp fresh minced mint
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    1/2 tsp sea salt
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    1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
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    1/8 cup thick yogurt, plain or lemon
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    1/2 tbsp lemon juice
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    1/4 tsp fresh lemon fine zest
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    1/2 tsp white sugar
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    1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Smashed Cucumbers


  1. Put the prepared cucumbers on a cutting sheet and using either a large pestle or a cast iron frying pan, lightly smash the cucumbers.
  2. Add the smashed cucumbers to a medium bowl, and add the onion, parsley, mint, salt and pepper. Mix it all together well.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and oil, blending well.
  4. Now add the dressing to the cucumber mixture and toss gently. Taste and re-season if necessary.

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About Smashed Cucumbers

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Latin American
Hashtag: #Argentina

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