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French Green Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad

French Green Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad

About 4 to 6 Servings

 

Ingredients:

1 package cherry tomatoes (about 25)

4 oz. Buffalo mozzarella

1 pound green beans, trimmed

2 Tbsp olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, diced

1/4 cup chopped green onions

Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

 

Instructions:

Cook the green beans in water for 5 to 10 minutes or until barely tender. Drain well, then sauté the beans in olive oil with the garlic and green onions until crisp tender. Set aside and cool slightly.

 

Arrange cherry tomatoes with fresh mozzarella.  Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Season with pepper and salt.

 

Add cooled green beans and top with fresh basil.

 

Preparation Tips:

When tomatoes are in season, opt for heirloom other flavorful type.  Select from yellow, orange and red tomatoes to maximize flavor.

 

Cheap mozzarella can be tasteless and rubbery.  Look for Regina del Volturno, a type of buffalo mozzarella from Italy that tastes delicious!