Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad

As a kid, I always loved cucumbers & some how it grew with me.  I mean whats not to love  ... its fresh, its simple & perfect for summer salads or accompaniment to grilled meat, fish or chicken.

•           4 ripe tomatoes
•           1 medium cucumber
•           2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
•           ¼ sliced red onion
•           1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
•           1/4 tsp sugar
•           2 tsp chopped fresh basil
•           Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Slice tomatoes, cucumber & red onion thinly and place in a medium bowl. Combine vinegar & oil. Drizzle over sliced tomatoes and cucumber. Toss, and then sprinkle with chopped basil. Refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
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