Green bean and tomato salad 🍅

All variations of this green bean and tomato salad will be amazing. You can substitute oregano with basil, or use whole chopped tomato if that’s all you have on hand. Capers would go nicely if you are not keen on olives. The other ingredient that I most often add is chopped rocket🍃

As always, you can experiment and add more or less of your favourite ingredients. 

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Debbie 🍓

Ingredients
  • 400g green beans trimmed and cut in half
  • 200g roma or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives 
  • 1 small or 1/2 chopped spanish (red) onion 
  • 150g crumbled feta

Dressing 

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh oregano leaves or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Method

  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients so the flavours can combine while you prep the other ingredients. Wash beans and trim ends before cutting into half or bite-sized pieces.
  2. Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil, add a generous amount of salt, then add beans and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until barely tender-crisp. (Taste a bean to be sure.) While beans cook, cut tomatoes in half.
  3. When beans are tender-crisp, drain into a colander placed in the sink, then rinse beans with cold water until they're cool. This is to stop the cooking process and ensure your beans don't become soggy. Drain beans again, then blot them dry with a paper towel if required.
  4. Combine beans, tomatoes, chopped onion and olives in a salad bowl, then toss with the dressing, stirring until the vegetables are well-coated with dressing. Add crumbled feta and/or avocado pieces and stir just to combine.

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