Cucumber-Tomato-Basil Salad

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1 cucumber, peeled
4 medium basil leaves, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

• Using a vegetable peeler, slice the cucumber from end to end into long thin ribbons, stopping once you reach the center of the cucumber and the seeds.
• Place the sliced cucumber, the basil, and the tomato wedges in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss very gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 small or 2 medium servings

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