I haven’t felt like cooking any big meals due to the hot and humid weather here in Portland. I found this green bean salad on Myrecipes.com and it looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit by using balsamic vinegar and garlic. It took only minutes to make and tasted fantastic. It was light, flavorful, and healthy… perfect for a hot summer day.
Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
- 1/2 lb yellow wax beans, trimmed
- 7-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 very small clove of garlic, minced
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Fresh basil, torn
- Feta cheese, to taste
How to Make Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Cook the beans in boiling water for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse immediately with ice-cold water.
Place the beans in a serving bowl along with the tomatoes, and basil.
Combine the vinegar, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix with a whisk until well combined.
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the bean mixture then toss gently to coat evenly. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe from Myrecipes.com