Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil
Committee meeting working lunch 7/19/12 – served with honey mustard chicken sandwiches
This refreshing salad shows off fresh garden or farmers market ingredients at their very best.
- 2 medium cucumbers*
- 3 medium tomatoes*
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup loosely packed basil* leaves
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Large pinch salt, more to taste
Chop cucumbers and tomatoes into bite sized pieces and combine in a large bowl. Use your hands to tear the basil into the bowl – each leaf should end up in 2-3 pieces.
Add oil, vinegar, and salt. Toss to coat. Taste and add more salt if desired.
*Cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil are all easy to grow in your summer garden.