This elegantly simple salad is summer in a bowl. Sunshine-yellow and ruby-red wedges of juicy tomato anchor this dish with a hefty dose of lycopene, a heart-helping, cancer-fighting antioxidant. Cucumber and bell pepper bring their crunch to the party, while lemon and chile keep things lively with heat and zing. Remember—summer tomatoes are extra juicy, so plan to serve this salad soon after making it for the most concentrated flavor.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine red tomatoes, cut into wedges; yellow tomato, cut into wedges; sliced English cucumber; chopped yellow bell pepper; minced and seeded jalapeño; fresh lemon juice; kosher salt; and pepper in a large bowl. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.


Nutrition Facts

35 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 2g; sugars 5g; sodium 247mg.