Lee Harrelson
8 servings

Best Salad. Buy the freshest beans you can find for this simple dish. Then combine them with sherry vinegar, extravirgin olive oil, fresh basil, and good-quality feta cheese for a stellar summer salad. --Recipe by Jack Bishop (June 2001)

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook the beans in boiling water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Step 2

Combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl. Divide beans evenly among 8 plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup tomato mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon sliced basil and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

pretendchef's Review

May 22, 2011
Made this tonight to go with grilled steaks. It was really tasty and I would make it again. I just had green beans, no wax beans and they were perfect after being blanched. I chopped grape tomatoes into eighths for the dressing, which ensured there was some tomato for every bute of bean :) this tastes like summer and I would happily serve this pretty salad to guests.

JaneneRenee's Review

August 02, 2010
This was very very good, but I think I might change out the vinegar next time to balsalmic. I wanted a little bit more flavor, but then sherry vinegar pickings around here were very slim, so I think perhaps I didn't have a good one. I also thought it needed a little more salt, but that could be because I used goat cheese instead of feta (which is rather salty). All in all, I would make again. Very quick and easy and versatile.

Cooker41's Review

July 21, 2010
Nice change from lettuce salads. Very fresh flavours. Everyone enjoyed it, even the kids!

fallgirl119's Review

July 16, 2010