Molly Yeh's smashed Cucumber Salad with Mint
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Mint

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes salting and chilling times)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Place the cucumbers in a large ziptop bag and smash them with a heavy skillet. Chop into 3/4-inch pieces, place in a colander with a pinch of salt and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the lemon juice and onion and let sit until the cucumbers are ready.
  3. Add the cucumbers to the bowl with the onion. Toss with the mint, olive oil, za'atar, radishes and a few turns of pepper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.