Chopped cucumbers with homemade buffalo sauce and blue cheese

Smacked buffalo cucumbers

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out our recipe for buffalo smacked cucumbers. ‘Smacking’ cucumbers is a Chinese technique allowing them to absorb more flavour. Their cool crunch tempers the hot buffalo sauce


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • cucumbers 2
  • blue cheese 50g, crumbled
  • crème fraîche 3 tbsp


  • unsalted butter 50g
  • garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • Frank's or other American hot sauce 75ml
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp
  • cider vinegar 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Put the cucumbers on a chopping board, hit with a rolling pin or the flat of a cleaver several times so that they break apart, and then cut into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2

    Put into a colander and sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Leave for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    To make the sauce, heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat.

  • Step 4

    When it begins to foam, add the garlic and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well to combine. Cool.

  • Step 6

    In a food processor add the blue cheese, crème fraîche, a little seasoning and whizz. Add enough cold water until it turns into a drizzle-able sauce.

  • Step 7

    Rinse the cucumbers well under cold running water, drain and pat dry.

  • Step 8

    To serve, toss the cucumbers with the buffalo sauce and pile onto a plate. Drizzle with the blue cheese sauce.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 261
  • Fat 21.9g
  • Saturates 13.5g
  • Carbs 9.3g
  • Sugars 8.1g
  • Fibre 1.6g
  • Protein 5.8g
  • Salt 2.1g