Cucumber Summer Salad
1 medium to large cucumber, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups green beans, ends cut off
4 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 to 3/4 cup Sweet Italian dressing
freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the green beans until just tender, but still slightly crisp. When cooked slightly, immediately run under cold water to stop cooking. Cut the green beans into one inch pieces. In a medium bowl, add cucumber slices, cooled green beans, green onion, and basil. Pour 1/2 cup of Italian dressing into the bowl and mix well. Add more dressing if you like it to have more liquid. Add some salt and pepper and mix well. Chill before serving to allow all of the flavors to marry. Toss just before serving.