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.