Fresh Tomato & Bean Salad

In my opinion, one of the main reasons to grow vegetables is because you like to EAT vegetables! Garden fresh veggies are nothing like what you buy from the store.

First Cherry TomatoesTherefore, with a couple handfulls of beans and some cherry tomatoes I scavenged from the garden on Friday, I was ready to make something tasty for dinner.

I trimmed the beans (a nice mix of green, wax, and Romano beans) and blanched them. Then I washed the cherry tomatoes (yes, they are supposed to be yellow) and sliced themBeans in half. I had picked a few herbs from the garden as well, although I wasn’t sure which ones I was going to use. I ended up using some fennel and basil. I chopped the herbs very fine, and tossed them in.

The dressing for the salad was a simple viniagrette of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a dash of sugar.

Finished SaladThis is a delicious, cool salad to use fresh vegetables on a hot summer evening!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on June 29, 2009, in Harvesting & Eating and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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