Tomato, Green Bean & Basil Salad

Sweet sun-ripened tomatoes and fresh, perfectly cooked beans are what you need to make this salad shine – it works well with both cherry tomatoes or large heirlooms diced.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving4-6
  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Low GI Blood Sugar

    Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.

  • Weight Loss

    Weight Loss recipes are low carbohydrates and low calories with whole food plant-based ingredients. "Nourish not punish" by eating healthful foods.

  • Vitamins Minerals

Ingredients

✓ adds to shopping list

  • 1lb | 454g yellow beans - top stem trim
  • ½ cucumber - seeded & fine slice
  • 1 purple daikon radish - fine slice
  • ½ cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar - apple cider | white balsamic
  • 2 pinches sea salt flakes

Method

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.

 

SERVE with a balsamic, olive oil, a Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad or a Preserved Lemon & Cucumber Tahini.

Tips + Suggestions

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.