What to do when you think a BAS is a good strategy for getting in your veggies on a hot summer day? How much volume of non-leafy-greens can one eat? Not a lot. However, because of the crisp, crunchiness of the superior-to-greens-veggies, a BAS without them can be surprisingly small, and still feel big.
Another thing I love about salads of nothing but raw veggies is that they don't really need a dressing. If you want it, do it, but otherwise enjoy the flavor of the fresh juices, brought to the forefront by a little salt!
Note that you can use any combination and ratio of veggies in this salad and still have a winner, This is just what I had handy.
4 thin skinned cucumbers, like Persian, Armenian, or pickling cucumbers
1 cup cherry tomatoes or 1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
1 cup chopped sweet peppers, like colorful bell peppers or something more exotic if you can find it
juice of 1/2 of a lime
salt to taste
2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
Chop all the vegetables, and sprinkle with salt. The salt will help to break the cell structure of the veggies, releasing the juices. Stir in the lime juice and olive oil (if using).
If you can wait, allow it to sit at room temperature for a while before eating.