Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : 4

This simple salad relies on the ripest, sweetest tomatoes. Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, steep the garlic in the olive oil for 10 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the green beans until just tender, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a work surface and let cool, then cut into 1-inch lengths. Add the cranberry beans to the boiling water and simmer over moderate heat until tender, about 12 minutes; drain.

Step 3    

Add the hot cranberry beans and the thyme to the olive oil and let steep, stirring a few times, until the beans have cooled, about 10 minutes. Discard the garlic. Add the green beans to the olive oil and season with salt.

Step 4    

Arrange the tomato slices on a platter and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the beans over the tomatoes, sprinkle with the basil and serve.

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