Mixed Bean-Cherry Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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A beautiful assemblage of flavors, textures, and colors.This salad is phenomenal!


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh wax beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (2 pints)
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Fresh basil sprigs (optional)


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

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