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Live Well in the Kitchen: Anti-Inflammatory Tomato Salad

Supporting your joints and eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult! Try this quick and easy salad, filled with anti-inflammatory ingredients, like tomatoes, that the whole family will love.


¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

3 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

¼ tsp. salt

1⁄8 tsp. ground pepper

4 large, firm, multicolor heirloom tomatoes, sliced

2 medium English cucumbers, thinly sliced

2⁄3 cup crumbled feta cheese


Whisk basil, lemon juice, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange tomatoes and cucumbers in a serving dish. Drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with feta, and top with basil, if desired.


This flexible recipe works great with plenty of affordable, accessible substitutions:

  • Can’t find fresh heirloom tomatoes? Try canned diced tomatoes, drained.
  • No cucumbers? Replace this crisp veggie with thinly sliced carrots, or even a can of corn, drained.
  • If fresh basil is hard to come by, dried basil can be found in the food section of your local dollar or corner store.