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Amazing Cucumber Basil Salad

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"I created this salad because I had lots of fresh veggies and herbs from my garden that needed using up. It is so good, and because it makes its own dressing, it's very healthy as well. The flavor is best when left in the fridge overnight."
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Ingredients

8 h 15 m servings 20 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Run spinach and basil through a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Mix spinach mixture, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl with an air-tight lid. Cover bowl and refrigerate salad, 8 hours to overnight.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The liquid from this salad can be strained off, mixed with a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and used a a delicious dressing for a green salad.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 20 calories; 0.2 g fat; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 201 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I love this recipe! I did add to it though. I made a simple dressing of 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and juice from half a lemon. I also added some sweet peppers ...

Most helpful critical review

Not a lot of flavor. Fresh tasting but just not worth the effort to me. Couldn't taste the spinach at all.

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I love this recipe! I did add to it though. I made a simple dressing of 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and juice from half a lemon. I also added some sweet peppers ...

I'm constantly looking for new healthy sides to try and was excited to find this recipe. I don't have a food processor, so mincing and chopping was a little time consuming, but well worth i! I m...

Very tasty and refreshing summer salad!

Awesome! I used vine ripened tomatoes and chopped everything so it was fine. It was healthy and delicious.

This was tasty although I would use it more for a dressing to place on top of a grilled meat. I did do what other reviewers suggested and added 2 T of olive oil and 1 T of balsamic vinegar for e...

This was excellent. My husband loved it. I could have gone a little lighter on the salt but otherwise it is an excellent, refreshing salad that was super easy to make. I love that it was all...

This salad was really tasty and the author was correct, it does make its' own dressing. Be careful to chop up the fresh basil well and don't put more than it calls for because it will overpower...

Not a lot of flavor. Fresh tasting but just not worth the effort to me. Couldn't taste the spinach at all.

I'm not sure how I feel about this dish as a salad, or side dish, per se. I agree with another reviewer, in that it would make a nice topping for grilled chicken. I felt the flavors were a lit...