Summery Salad

Summery Salad
Summery Salad

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • VINAIGRETTE:

  • 2

    small garlic cloves

  • 1/2

    teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1/4

    cup red-wine vinegar

  • 1

    tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1/2

    teaspoon sugar

  • Coarsely-ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • SALAD:

  • 1

    pound tender green beans ends trimmed, blanched

  • 1

    pound tender wax beans ends trimmed, blanched

  • 1/2

    pound sugar snap peas strings removed, blanched

  • 6

    large ripe tomatoes halved lengthwise, then cut into very thin wedges

  • 2

    large shallots slivered

  • 1 1/2

    cups whole fresh basil leaves rinsed, patted

  • dry and slivered

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Prepare the vinaigrette: Mince the garlic with the salt and place it in a small bowl with the vinegar, mustard, sugar and pepper. Mix well. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly. Set aside. Prepare the salad: Place the beans, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, shallots and basil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss well. Just before serving, combine with the vinaigrette. Serve at room temperature. This recipe yields 12 servings. Per serving: 150 calories, 14g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 9g fat, no cholesterol.

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