Basil Cucumber Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

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This is a REALLY simple salad that is very low in calories!  One of the most flavorful ingredients in this is basil – YUM, my favorite!!!  Not only is basil incredibly tasty, but it is also incredibly good for you!  The following pin describes some of the health benefits of basil.

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Some additional health benefits of consuming basil are as follows!

  • Aid in the treatment of ulcers
  • Helps to treat a fever
  • relieves a sore throat
  • Beneficial for cancer patients
  • Curbs laziness
  • Helps eliminate bad breath
  • Helps treat kidney stones
  • Good for your heart

The list keeps going!  Basil is really good for our health in many different ways!  This is due to basil’s excellent healing properties and infection fighting properties.  I’m certainly glad this is pretty much my favorite herb since it is so versatile when it comes to improving our health!

So, on to this salad…ahhh, this salad!  It’s delicious!  It’s really simple, but incredibly flavorful.  It makes for a perfect side salad with dinner, or you can have a much larger portion and make it into a lunch meal.  No matter how or when you decide to eat it, you will love it!

BASIL CUCUMBER SALAD

Ingredients – you can use as much of each ingredient as you would like!

For the salad:

  • Spring Greens
  • Fresh Basil
  • Red Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato

For the Dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt

Directions:

1.) In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing.  Whisk together and set aside.

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2.) On a plate, combine all the salad ingredients, then top with the dressing.

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I know you are probably thinking this seems like such a simple salad, and it is!  But I guarantee, you will love these flavors together!  Don’t be shy with the basil – it’s delicious!  Enjoy! 🙂

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