1/4 c. water
1 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. salad oil
1/4 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1/8 tsp. pepper
several dashes of bottled hot pepper sauce
2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced (about 3 c.)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 c. sliced radishes
4 lettuce leaves (optional)


In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the first 7 ingredients. Add cucumbers and onion; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

Before serving: Toss radishes with cucumbers and onions and serve on lettuce-lined plates (if desired). Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: 52 Calories, 2 g. Fat, 0 mg. Cholesterol and 7 mg. Sodium.