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Healthy Cucumber Tomato Salad

This 5 ingredient, 10 minute healthy cucumber tomato salad with basil is the perfect summer recipe, and is a great way to use fresh vegetables. Add chicken for an easy dinner for one, or keep it as a side dish for a summer picnic/quick dinner.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • medium mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half, lengthwise
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5-6 basil leaves

Instructions

  • Add 1 c sliced cucumbers and ½ c tomatoes (sliced in half) to a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix together ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon salt in a small mixing bowl. Pour over vegetables, and toss well.
  • Chiffonade basil leaves and add to salad right before serving.

Notes

  • How to chiffonade basil: Stack basil leaves, then roll them up into a tube. Slice basil into thin strips and add to salad.
  • How to turn this into a full meal: Serve with crusty bread and grilled chicken