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Smashed Spicy Cucumbers

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Smashed Spicy Cucumbers

Active Time: 5 minutes   |   Total Time: 5 minutes   |   Serves 4  |  Vegan  |  Gluten Free

  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¾ teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 Persian cucumbers
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving

In a small bowl, stir together the sambal, rice vinegar, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, sugar, and salt.

Cut the cucumbers crosswise into 1½-inch pieces. Using the side of a chef’s knife, gently smash each piece. Put into a serving bowl and toss with the vinaigrette. Serve topped with cilantro leaves.

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