Samantha's Bean, Tomato & Herb Salad

This recipe comes from Samantha of Marlborough and is a great way to enjoy your garden harvests and fresh herbs. Eat on it's own or as a side salad to your meal. Samantha says it is quite simply the best salad she has ever made!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • About 1 cup fresh green beans, stems removed
  • 1½ cups fresh rocket
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp thinly sliced fresh chives
  • Leaves from 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Leaves from a sprig of oregano, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • 8 pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2-4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  1. Place the tomatoes on a dish and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Let the tomatoes marinate while you prepare the rest of the salad ingredients.
  4. Blanch the green beans by dropping them into boiling water. After 4 minutes drain and transfer them to ice water to stop their cooking. Drain and dry the beans.
  5. To assemble the salad, place the tomatoes on a plate.
  6. Toss together the beans, tomato wedges, rocket, and 3/4 of the herbs in the balsamic vinegar remaining from the tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with the olive oil.
  8. Arrange this mixture on top of the sliced tomatoes. Dot with the cheese and Kalamata olives.
  9. Arrange the quartered eggs around the salad.

Sprinkle the salad with the remaining herbs and additional salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

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Samantha's Bean, Tomato & Herb Salad Comments

  • In the ingredients there are tomatoes cut in wedges, but in the recipe they use those and sliced tomatoes?

    Yvonne Barnes

  • Sounds amazing, I shall be making that one when produce is ready

    Diane

  • Hi Yvonne, it is just the tomato wedges you use. We will adjust the wording so this is clearer, thanks for your feedback. Jenna - Tui Team.

    jenna