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Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Inspired by the salad the Manzone sisters enjoyed every summer in Italy, this dish is pure simplicity, a fresh and flavorful use of peak summer produce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 anchovy fillet, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 90
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 2.1 g
  • carbohydrate 9.6 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 177 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add green beans; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Drain thoroughly, and place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes.

  2. Combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through anchovy) in a medium bowl; gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle over bean mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Cook's Notes

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