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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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Excellent combination of tastes. I used roma tomatoes which tend to be firmer and they were a a worthwhile substitution. Would serve to to company. Easy to make and I think the anchovy must be the secret ingredient!
Husband loved it, I thought it was good but balsamic a little strong for the tomatoes, next time I will add tomatoes just before serving. It was good the 2nd day too. I didn't add the anchovies but did everything else according to recipe, would be good with other vegetables added too. Served with rotisserie chicken, would serve to casual guests.
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