Summertime Salad: Tomato Basil Bean


salad for summertime

Here’s an easy summertime salad recipe with lots of healthy flavor. Beans, fresh basil, summertime cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil create a light and zesty salad perfect for lunchtime. Add a side of crusty bread and an iced tea for a pleasant lunch hour infused with the flavors of summer. Get the recipe..

Summer tomatoes can’t be beat. I used sweet yellow cherry tomatoes for this salad – but you can use whatever tomatoes are freshest at your store or Farmer’s Market. Cherry tomatoes work well because they have a hearty bite and a sun-kissed sweet flavor.

Use a good rich balsamic for this salad. Something with a bit of body. The basil should be fresh and fragrant.

When you have amazing ingredients for this salad – the simplicity works deliciously.

Summertime Salad: Tomato Basil Bean Balsamic

2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 1/2 cups beans – any variety (I used garbanzo)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffonade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
fresh black pepper
2 Tbsp of EVOO
1/2 cup red onion, diced


Toss well and serve.
Serve immediately.
Garnish: basil

What’s your fave summer salad?