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Mosaic Salad

 Mosaic Salad
"This pretty salad combines garden-fresh ingredients to create a colorful side dish," says Maria Regakis from her home in Somerville, Massachusetts. It would be a great addition to a barbecue or picnic. TIP: "I like to chill it a few hours to blend the flavors," she notes.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Arrange the cucumber, squash and tomatoes on a large serving platter.
  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients;
  • shake well. Drizzle over salad. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.