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Tomato, Green Bean & Basil Salad
GREEN | YELLOW BEANS – trim off top stem. Blanch in boiling water or steam for 3-4 mins. TASTE after 3 minutes to check to see if it cooked to your liking. DRAIN and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.
MIX cooked beans on a serving plate with oil, salt & vinegar. Cut in half at an angle first if you would like.
ADD SLICED cherry tomatoes + basil leaves.
USE FRESH BEANS yellow, green or purple – note purple beans turn green when cooked.
SWAP BASIL for herbs like parsley, cilantro, chives, garlic chives, dill, mint, sorrel, bronze fennel fronds.
SWAP & ADD any finely sliced raw vegetables you like; cucumber, celery, daikon radish, sliced snow peas, snap peas, cooked yellow zucchini, yellow beetroot, red beetroot, cooked corn.