Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Strawberry & Cucumber Salad

Make this.  You'll thank me later.

Strawberry & Cucumber Salad
from Trader Joe's Claremont

4 cups quartered strawberries
2 T thinly sliced basil
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar*
1 tsp. sugar
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss gently to coat and cover and chill for 1 hour.

Combine the cucumbers and lemon juice and toss to coat.  Add cucumber, salt & pepper to chilled strawberries and gently toss together.

*I had some really good fig balsamic vinegar and it was perfect for this dish.


  1. Lets make this next week - sounds like a perfect, easy side!

  2. I am skeptical--but never known you to steer your readers wrong.
    Must make.