Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad

Serve this simple, easy salad over fresh lettuce leaves. You can also add kalamata olives, chopped red onions, and feta cheese for a Greek-type salad. Enjoy!


2 medium cucumbers, sliced
3 to 4 firm tomatoes, quartered, then sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped (I usually use 4)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional Additions:
kalamata olives
chopped or thinly sliced red onion
feta cheese


Place all ingredients into a large bowl and gently toss together. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss again. Salad is best served about 1 hour after it has been made.

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