Salad was AWESOME. You must follow recipe and serve immediately and it won't get mushy. Any recipe w/ acid in it will start to cook and why would anyone save a "dressed fresh" salad???? Never save leftovers of this type, just cut recipe in half (I did). Very filling and so low in fat and calories! Beautiful flavor combination. I served with grilled halibut.
Strawberry, Cucumber, and Basil Salad
ThePrintmaker Posted: 01/15/09
mja489 Posted: 09/22/12
I didn't read the instructions ahead of time, so I tossed the strawberries with the vinegar and left out the sugar. My berries were super sweet from the farmer's market so they probably didn't need extra sugar anyway. Then I mixed them with the cucumber. Super refreshing and easy. I served as a side to a bean soup.
VTAngie Posted: 07/04/13
My family loves this salad. We've been making it for years. When strawberries are in season I make it as often as I can. I use hothouse cucumbers. There's no need to peel or seed them. It's a Keeper, and is great to take to a BBQ.
bjane1 Posted: 09/23/13
Yum! Very unusual and flavorful.
Dh2angel Posted: 07/02/14
Great summer salad. The cucumbers do not hold up for very long so only make enough for the meal at hand and serve immediately.
stellacorona Posted: 08/10/13
as the others stated, it is refreshing!! i only used 1 cup of berries and 1 cup of cucumber......just sprinkled and shook other ingredients..... didn't want much leftover like one reader had mentioned. will make again. served with a steak and mashed potato dinner. there's another strawberry and basil recipe on CL that adds kiwi fruit and half and half......that is also really good !!!!