This salad is light n’ lovely. It’s aromatic and refreshing. It’s also a great choice when you need lots of flavor but don’t have a lot of time. The cucumber being fresh, and fragrant is an important part of the success of this dish. This is why I use Persian cucumbers. The basil’s slightly sweet, lemony and minty aroma delightfully compliments the green and fruity fragrance of the cucumber.
If you don’t have Thai basil, sweet basil works really well too. —Basil and Roses