Thinly-sliced fresh basil added at the end makes this Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad so good, and this amazing salad is low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, vegan, Paleo, and Whole 30. Doesn't that sound about perfect for a summer salad for everyone"
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Ever since I discovered those wonderful thin French green beans at Costco a few years back, I've been loving fresh green beans, and when I started growing my own green beans I liked them even more. Now I'm excited that my new garden is producing green beans, although we eat the garden beans immediately so they don't make it into a recipe that often.
But this amazing Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad was so completely delicious made with beans from Costco, that the same day we tried out this recipe I added green beans to my shopping list again for the coming week. This salad was inspired by a green bean salad I spotted in Eating Well Vegetables, a lovely cookbook I also found at Costco, although in the end the salad we came up with was only a distant relative of the inspiring salad in the book. Three things bumped this salad up into WOW status for us, the use of slivers of sweet onion for a boost of flavor, the thinly sliced fresh basil added at the end, and a very flavorful dressing with lemon, garlic, and dried oregano.
But we loved absolutely EVERYTHING about this salad! Sorry to yell, but I wanted to get your attention because if you like green beans at all (and especially if you're growing green beans and looking for ways to use them), this salad is a must-make!
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