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French Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad


I really enjoy French Green Beans, or Haricot Verts. They are longer and thinner than regular green beans. I think they have an interesting nutty flavor to them and always taste very fresh. My grocery store always carries these cute little 6 0z packages of already cleaned and trimmed beans that I love. I know that it isn’t hard to snap your own beans, but it is just so convenient when they are ready to go!

Anyways, I got a package the other day and made this little side dish that I was just terribly pleased with. It tastes light, it was easy to make, and just felt like summer. And talk about great colors on your plate! The red and green really pop and look fresh. IMG_1440

Green bean and tomato salad is a pretty great summer staple recipe. It is easy to put together and really lets the ingredients shine. This time of year, the cherry tomatoes are at their most flavorful and the green beans are just so crisp and flavorful. Throw this together and you won’t be able to get enough of this easy summer dish.
IMG_1435French Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

For 2-3 people

  • 6 oz of french green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of basil, chiffonade
  • salt and pepper to taste

Blanche green beans in boiling water for approximately two minutes, or until crisp/tender. In a medium bowl, mix everything else and then add the hot beans. Let sit for 15 minutes to let the flavors meld before serving. The salad is good warm, at room temperature, or really good cold out of the fridge the next day.





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