Basil Cucumber Salad

GF, GrF, DF, V, Vegan

2 medium cucumbers, cut into thin slices (may choose to peel first)
½ cup thinly sliced basil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Salt to taste

1.  In a medium-sized bowl toss together the sliced cucumbers, basil, garlic, and chili flakes. In a small separate bowl, whisk together the coconut vinegar and coconut nectar. Pour over cucumbers. Season with sea salt to taste. The salad is best served after the cucumbers have marinated for about an hour. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Recipe by Leigh Wagner PhD, MS, RDN