Think refreshing mint meets crunchy beans – with a kick of garlic and balsamic. There … easy! This refreshing salad is a go-to of mine when company’s coming – wickedly easy, cheap and tastes great the next day too. Looks gorgeous served on a big white platter.
2 cups of fresh French-style green beans, end chopped off and cut in half
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half length-wise
1 TBSP garlic, minced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup good Balsamic vinegar
a pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 hand-full of fresh mint, finely chopped
1) Steam or boil green beans until just starting to tender.
2) Immediately after cooking, bathe green beans in cold water to stop the cooking process.
3) In a small jar or bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (execpt for mint).
4) Place green beans, tomatoes and mint in a large bowl and combine, then add dressing and mix thoroughly, but gently.
Ready to serve!