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Tomato & Green Bean Salad April 9, 2009

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.

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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!gbs

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