Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad
Simple is always "just right", especially when you're using the very freshest ingredients.
Combine in a bowl:
1 medium-large tomatoes, cut into small wedges (use heirlooms if you can)
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into thick slices- then quarter slices into bite-sized "chunks"
2-3 Tbsp. red or green onion, thinly slivered
1/4-1/3 c. fresh basil leaves, snipped finely or ribbon slivered
Whisk together and add to vegetables:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Juice from 1/2 lime
Season with salt and pepper, add 1/2 c. crumbled feta or goat cheese, and toss well.
Tomato, Cucumber & Basil Caprese Salad
Arrange alternately on a platter:
Tomato slices (heirlooms are wonderful for this salad)
Fresh, whole mozzarella slices
Lightly drizzle with olive oil, and balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice, in a pinch).
Sprinkle amply with fresh, snipped basil leaves.
Recipe created or adapted by Liz Talley, Urban Graze
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