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Smashed Cucumber Salad

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


2 English cucumbers
Salt and pepper
Pinch sugar
1/4 tsp. zest and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice from 1 lemon
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
Smashed Cucumber Salad


1. Use a wooden mallet or rolling pin to smash cucumbers until flattened. Chop and place in a colander set over a bowl. Toss with a big pinch each of salt and sugar and drain 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk lemon zest and juice with oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Add cucumbers and basil and toss; season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2018


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4 to 6
Base Nutrients
Calories 25 kcal (1%)
Calories from Fat 14 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 2 g (2%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 100 mg (4%)
Total Carbohydrates 3 g (1%)
Dietary Fiber 1 g (4%)
Protein 1 g (2%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a