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Giglio Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe

Giglio Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe

Vinaigrette Dressing

Giglio Cool Cucumber Salad

1⁄2 cup medium Red Onion
3-4 medium Tomatoes
1-2 medium Cucumbers
1 cup Olive Oil
1⁄4 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1⁄2 tsp. Salt
1⁄4 tsp.Pepper
1⁄4 tsp. Basil
1⁄4 tsp. Oregano

(optional) Head of Lettuce Chopped
(optional) 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard


Slice Cucumbers 1⁄2” thick and cut in half.  Cut Tomato into 3/4 inch pie chunks. Slice Onion into 1⁄4” slices. (optional) Chopped Lettuce.
Mix Olive oil, Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano and Dijon Mustard in a mixing *container. Pour over vegetables and chill. During mixing, taste-test your dressing to see if it needs more or less salt, pepper, or vinegar. If the mixture is too salty, vinegary, or peppery, add more olive oil. If the mixture tastes too oily, add more vinegar. Add the dressing to the Lettuce immediately, (and toss). since oil and vinegar tend to separate.

Note a couple of things:

The Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Vinaigrette Dressing is great by itself!  However if you prefer a full salad, don’t add the dressing to the lettuce more than a couple minutes before eating it or your lettuce may get soggy.

YIELD: Serves 6
* If you have a salad dressing shaker or a plastic container or jar with a tightened lid, you can also combine the ingredients by pouring them all into the container, fastening the lid on tight, and shaking thoroughly.