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Cucumber and Tomato Salad With Feta

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  1. Mince garlic or press through a garlic press. Let garlic stand in balsamic and wine vinegars for 10 minutes (this takes the "edge" off). Discard any garlic which has green sprouts in the center, as the flavor is too sharp and bitter for this salad.
  2. Wash basil and oregano leaves. Roll up leaves and slice into little strips, Chop and add to olive oil, allow to stand in oil while garlic marinates.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare salad ingredients. cucumbers and tomatoes. Peel cucumbers, leaving a scant amount of peel (helps with digestion). Slice cucumbers 1/4 inch circles.
  4. Remove stem and blossom end from tomatoes (a very small amount). Slice tomatoes into wedges, being careful not to crush and lose juice.
  5. Place tomatoes and cucumbers in salad bowl and sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt.
  6. Combine olive oil with vinegars, whisking together well. Use to dress tomatoes and cucumbers; serve at room temperature.
  7. Variations: Add 1 thinly sliced red onion, pitted oil cured black olives and fresh mozzarella, sliced (or use the small bocconcini).

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