Purple Basil, Tomato and Cucumber Salad
I haven’t had a good salad post in a while now, have I? Just because we haven’t been getting as many greens in the CSA box doesn’t mean I haven’t been making them. I just haven’t posted about them.
The purple basil that was in the CSA box is divine. Not wonderful, not beautiful but the stuff that makes you float on air. I almost wish I could buy an air freshener that is basil scent to put in my car. I love the smell of this stuff. And, really, how many purple herbs are there out there? Seriously? Look at this!
I thought I would just share a quick (almost) recipe for one of my favorite side salads:
Basil, finely chopped
Cucumber, peeled, sliced and seeded
A little bit of sea salt
A light dose of extra virgin olive oil
TONS of balsamic vinegar (OK. Maybe not TONS. That’s just how I like it.)
I ate the finished product. No photo proof. This was just a quick post to show you how the freshies are getting devoured.
p.s. options for making this a more meal-type salad include adding some feta cheese and kalamata olives … and grilled/shredded chicken.