Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Seek out several varieties of heirloom tomatoes for this simple salad. Sweeter and juicier than conventional tomatoes, they add the perfect pop of color.

Ingredients

¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper 4 large firm multicolor heirloom tomatoes, sliced

2 medium English cucumbers, thinly sliced ⅔ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

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.

1. Let the salad marinate for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

1. Serve the tomato salad chilled or at room temperature as a refreshing side dish or light lunch.

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