Cucumbers are one of my favorite foods.  This recipe is so easy, but fresh, light, and DELICIOUS!  The perfect summer dish.


-1 medium english cucumber

-Olive oil

-Red wine vinegar

-Salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper

-4 fresh basil leaves


Chop up the cucumber into small, one-bite slices.  In a mixing bowl, cover with olive oil & a  dash of red wine vinegar.  Don’t use too much red wine vinegar, especially if you use homemade vinegar like we do… otherwise it’s a bit too potent!  Eye-ball the amounts and make sure each slice is covered.

Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Mix.  Finally, top with fresh basil.