How to Make a Fresh, Easy, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

This is a twist on a classic Insalata Caprese adding cucumber and onion for a light salad, that is easy to put together. Great for the warm weather to come.

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How to Make a Fresh, Easy, Cucumber & Tomato Salad Recipe
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Start with the freshest ingredients possible. Here is all the produce you'll need. Be sure to check the supplies tab for all you need

Start with the freshest ingredients possible. Here is all the produce you'll need. Be sure to check the supplies tab for all you need

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First, cut your basil. We're going to use a method called the "chiffonade cut." Stack your basil leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar. Then use your knife to cut into thin strips.

First, cut your basil. We're going to use a method called the "chiffonade cut." Stack your basil leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar. Then use your knife to cut into thin strips.

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Here's how to do a chiffonade

Here's how to do a chiffonade

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After, we chop a few times through to get a finer cut.

After, we chop a few times through to get a finer cut.

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Next, half your English cucumber

Next, half your English cucumber

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Slice into thin pieces. These are about an eighth of an inch

Slice into thin pieces. These are about an eighth of an inch

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Now half the tomatoes

Now half the tomatoes

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Next, cut the tip off your onion but be sure to leave the root on. Then cut your onion in half, right through the center of the root

Next, cut the tip off your onion but be sure to leave the root on. Then cut your onion in half, right through the center of the root

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Peel the onion half

Peel the onion half

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Here is a length wise cut on the onion. Make thin slices, starting at the outer edge of the onion, cutting towards the middle to get even uniform slices. Took me some practice to get this down

Here is a length wise cut on the onion. Make thin slices, starting at the outer edge of the onion, cutting towards the middle to get even uniform slices. Took me some practice to get this down

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Now for the mozzarella. We have an 8 oz ball and were only going to use half for now

Now for the mozzarella. We have an 8 oz ball and were only going to use half for now

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Now cut into slices

Now cut into slices

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Now into chunks of your preference

Now into chunks of your preference

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Here are all the prepped ingredients

Here are all the prepped ingredients

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Plate all the ingredients in equal parts. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Crack some black pepper over the top and serve. Enjoy!

Plate all the ingredients in equal parts. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Crack some black pepper over the top and serve. Enjoy!

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