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Italian Cucumber Salad

When picnic-season arrives, the urge to run outside to enjoy a meal can prove simply irresistible. While many people may be content with a basic plate of sandwich and chips, we prefer to treat our breakfast, lunch or dinner on the lawn just as we would a meal at the table. In fact, we put as much, if not more, thought into our picnic menus as we do our dinner party ones.

For a fresh, crunchy addition to your outdoor meal that won't wilt in the summer sun, look no further than this simple salad recipe. It's full of great flavor and texture, but it also holds up well and transports easily from place A to place B.

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons of ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 lemon

Add the ricotta cheese, the juice of half a lemon, and the olive oil to a mixing bowl and stir until fully blended.

Cut the cucumber and tomato into bite size pieces and then add to your mixing bowl filled with the Ricotta dressing.

Finish by seasoning with salt and pepper before serving or packing away into your Tupperware for travel!

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