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Friday, January 20, 2012

A new and elegant twist on a Tomato and Cucumber Salad. . .

2 Cucumbers Peeled
4 Roma Tomatoes Rinced and Chopped
1/4 Cup of Fresh Basil Leaves rinced and roughly chopped plus additional whole basil leaves for garnish
3 Tblspn. Chopped Red Onion
1 Tspn. fresh garlic minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tblspn. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tspn. Red Wine Vinegar

Using a Mandoline Slicer with the "toothed" blade set at approximately 1/8", run your cucumber lenth wise to create the "spaghetti" effect.   Place sliced cucumber, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and minced garlic in a large bowl.  Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss so that the mixture is coated evenly.  Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes then re-toss and plate as pictured.
Serves 4

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