Randy Mayor
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

This Strawberry, Cucumber, and Basil Salad recipe is a perfect way to enjoy summer produce. One online reviewer says, "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." Serve as a side salad, starter, or snack.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Step 2

Combine cucumbers and juice; toss to coat. Add cucumber mixture, salt, and pepper to strawberry mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Dh2angel's Review

bjane1
July 02, 2014
Great summer salad. The cucumbers do not hold up for very long so only make enough for the meal at hand and serve immediately.

bjane1's Review

Dh2angel
September 23, 2013
Yum! Very unusual and flavorful.

stellacorona's Review

mja489
August 10, 2013
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 !!!!

VTAngie's Review

stellacorona
July 04, 2013
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.

mja489's Review

VTAngie
September 22, 2012
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.

ThePrintmaker's Review

ThePrintmaker
January 15, 2009
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.