Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

My garden runneth over with cucumbers and basil this summer.  One plant really does feed a village!  To make use of the cooling, sweet, and thirst-quenching vegetable, I make this simple salad.

You could choose to put the salad on top of some lovely lettuce greens or simply enjoy it on its on as a side dish.

Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2-3

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Simple Summer Cucumber Salad


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil
  • 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Soma salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper - a grind or two
  • 1 tsp. light agave nectar or other natural sweetener


  1. Mix the vinegar, salt, pepper and sweetener in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cut the fresh basil with scissors into thin strips by bunching leaves together in a rolled bundle then snipping. Cut further in half so basil leaves are in small strips. Add to the mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Wash and peel cucumber. Cut in half lengthwise then cut into 1/4" slices. Put cucumbers bowl and mix well.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight for best flavor.

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