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Summertime Salad: Tomato Basil Bean

By kathypatalsky |

summertime tomato salad

summertime tomato salad

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..

tomato salad

tomato salad

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?

salad for summertime

salad for summertime

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About kathypatalsky



Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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0 thoughts on “Summertime Salad: Tomato Basil Bean

  1. ErinsFoodFiles says:

    This looks droolworthy! What a gorgeous salad!

  2. Mrs-Sunbaby says:

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! I might throw in some fresh sweet basil!

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