Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Platter

  • Yield 8 servings

A great side dish for a late summer dinner to make use of your garden's green beans and tomatoes.

Ingredients

Dressing:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
Salad:
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped Bermuda onion
4 to 5 Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped
4 to 5 large fresh basil leaves

Instructions

Dressing:

  1. Combine the lemon juice, wine vinegar, mustard, basil and sugar in a bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Add the oil and shake or whisk until thickened.

Salad:

  1. Cook the beans in rapidly boiling water in a saucepan for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Plunge the beans into ice water in a bowl. Drain and pat dry with paper towels when cool.
  2. Arrange the beans on a serving platter. Drizzle the dressing over the beans.
  3. Top with the feta cheese and chopped onion.
  4. Arrange the chopped tomatoes around the edge of the beans. Slice the basil leaves thinly and sprinkle over the top.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Eugene, Oregon, Cooking from the Coast to the Cascades (Junior League of Eugene, Oregon, 2002).

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