Monday, August 16, 2010

Green Bean and Roasted Tomato Salad

Roasted tomatoes are one of the things I like to put in the freezer for soups and adding richness to winter fare. This morning, early, before the temperatures rose, I roasted a pan of tomatoes. I packaged most for the freezer, but saved back 10 juicy halves for this salad. The green beans are from my pitiful garden and the proportion of beans to tomatoes could certainly be altered.

Green Bean and Roasted Tomato Salad

10 roasted tomato halves (recipe here)
1 generous handful of green beans, topped and tailed, lightly cooked in boiling salted water for about 3 minutes, then drained
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 shallot, minced (or use the white end of green onions)
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste, and maybe some fresh basil or oregano

Mix all ingredients gently, taking care not to break up the tomatoes too much. The tomatoes themselves have oil on them so no more oil is needed in the dressing.

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