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  1. Beijing-Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

Beijing-Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

00:30:00 Makes 18 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.
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Makes 18 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Beijing-Style Black Vinaigrette:
  • Combine ingredients. Let stand 10 min. or until cane sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Strain liquid; set aside. Discard strained solids.
  • Salad:
  • Cut donut into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 5 min. or until lightly browned, turning after 3 min.
  • Smash cucumbers with side of knife; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place in medium bowl. Add peppers, onions and Beijing-Style Black Vinaigrette; toss to coat.
  • Drizzle with sesame dressing. Sprinkle with donut slices, sesame seed and coriander. Serve immediately.

Food Facts

Smashing the cucumber with the back of a knife is a technique that is done in order to let the flavour of the vinaigrette and other ingredients penetrate the flesh of the cucumber.


  • Makes 18 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 18 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.
Calories 70
% Daily Value
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 800mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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