smashed cucumber salad

Smash cucumbers.

Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise. Add the cucumber to a large resealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to smash the cucumbers into bite size pieces.


Let cucumbers sit.

Add the cucumber pieces to a colander and toss with the salt and sugar. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to let the cucumbers drain.


Make the sauce.

In a small bowl whisk together the rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper.


Assemble and serve.

Add the cucumbers to a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Top with the sesame seeds and cilantro and serve.