Have you tried smacked cucumbers yet? We’re really glad that Lucy jumped on the hype because they are refreshingly delicious… especially when drizzled with our Ginger & Sesame Dressing!
1 large cucumber
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
1 tsp Aleppo chilli flakes
Handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
1. Slice the ends off the cucumber, then slice in half lengthways. Place the cucumber cut side down and using the flat side of a large knife, lightly ‘smack’ them until bruised but holding their shape.
2.Cut the cucumber diagonally into 1 cm slices and transfer to a bowl. Stir in ½ teaspoon salt and leave to sit for 20 minutes. Drain the cucumber and transfer to a shallow bowl.
3.Toss the cucumber in a generous amount dressing and half the mint. Top with the remaining mint, sesame seeds and chilli.