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Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Celery Salt

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Celery Salt

If you have ever peeled, seeded, and sliced cucumbers for salads, this recipe will hopefully change your mind. Smashing the cucumbers augments the vegetable’s ability to absorb seasonings.


  • 5 mini seedless or Persian cucumbers or 1 small English hothouse cucumber (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 3x1" strip lemon zest, very thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. celery salt, plus more for serving

Recipe Preparation

  • Gently smash cucumbers with a rolling pin or the back of a heavy knife just to break open. Tear into irregular 2" pieces and place in a medium bowl; season lightly with salt. Let sit at least 5 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, and ¼ tsp. celery salt in a medium bowl to combine; season dressing with salt.

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Smashed Cucumber Salad

Reviews Sectionjust as in the other Smashed Cucumber salad recipes (the one with za'atar + this written one with the lemon), the video is for the Asian version of Smashed Cucumber Salad (the one with the chili oil). they're all wonderful variations. keep 'em coming!hollis5Vero Beach, FL03/27/19

Watch the video: Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon u0026 Cumin. EatingWell (October 2021).