Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup bean mixture)

A bright assemblage of flavors, textures, and colors, this salad can be made early in the day and refrigerated until ready to serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green and wax beans in boiling water 5 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Step 2

Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes, basil leaves, and onion; toss gently. Cover and chill. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

mle526's Review

December 01, 2008
Really good. The dressing was a bit acidic so I added a packet of sugar, which solved the problem. I made this for Thanksgiving and it was all everyone was talking about! I'd make this with everyday meals and definitely will make again.

sprky182's Review

September 01, 2011
This was pretty good. I was looking for a light side dish to use a whole bunch of my garden tomatoes and this fit the bill.

Lifein's Review

June 22, 2013
Very fresh and light. I used garbanzo beans instead of wax, worked just fine. Will probably make again and keep in my recipes.

JimMarltonNJ's Review

September 01, 2011
Great side dish, easy to make, rave reviews.

kfpettis's Review

July 13, 2010

NaRa2007's Review

December 15, 2009
Great dish. Only had green beans on hand but otherwise made as shown except I didn't chill - rather I let it sit at room temp a couple of hours. I'll keep this in mind for Thanksgiving next year . . . a real keeper.