There are a number of ways to eat cucumbers but the most popular is probably in a salad. In China, you can enjoy a smashed cucumber salad which is exactly what it sounds like!
Most smashed cucumber salad recipes will tell you to smash the cucumber rather than to cut it. So why smash it instead of slicing it? Smashing is not only easier and faster than slicing, but it makes a much tastier salad. A chopped cucumber slice is flat and very smooth which makes it harder for whatever dressing or sauce you add to stick. By smashing them, you create a more craggy, rough area for your sauces to cling to.
See the full recipe here and have some fun making this smashed cucumber salad recipe!