Cucumber and bean salad in a bowl

Smashed cucumber and fava beans salad

Smashed cucumber and fava beans salad

This salad is refreshingly delicious and so easy to make. Plus smashing the cucumbers is so satisfying (especially if you have had a bad day!)

Cucumbers are incredibly low in calories, meaning they're a great option if you're on a fitness plan. They're high in antioxidants, and good for your body's hydration. 

Because cucumbers are composed of so much water (around 96% in fact), they are really effective at promoting hydration and can help you meet your daily fluid needs.

Perfect for picnics, BBQs or a healthy lunch, pair it with our beautiful fava bean flatbreads and bang bang chicken.

Recipe information:

Serving size: 2

Prep time: Under 15 minutes



  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chilli oil (variable depending on how you like spice!)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 pack of fava bean snacks of your choice


  1. Smash the cucumbers with a rolling pin, then chop. 
  2. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. 
  3. Sprinkle with fava beans and serve! It makes a great side dish or snack too. Enjoy!

Enjoy this recipe? Check out our other fava bean recipes.