Tomato, String Bean, and Artichoke Salad

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Tomato, String Bean, and Artichoke Salad
Daniel Krieger

Tomato, String Bean, and Artichoke Salad

Loaded with fresh herbs, this is a refreshing summer salad when you've overdone the tomato and mozzarella thing. Adding day-old chunks of toasted bread brushed with olive oil makes it a great version of panzanella.

4
Servings
233
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 Pound yellow wax beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 Cup red wine vinaigrette
  • 2 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 vine-ripe tomatoes, preferably heirloom, cut into rough wedges
  • 3 pieces artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 Teaspoon dry Greek oregano
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dill
  • 16 leaves mint, torn
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

Prepare an ice water bath and bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the beans until tender but still snappy, about 3 minutes, then shock them in the ice water bath. Drain well and dry on a clean towel.

In a bowl, combine the beans, vinaigrette, feta, tomatoes, oregano, red onion, cucumber, shallot, artichokes, and herbs. Toss well with clean hands. Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and pepper.
 

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
90µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.2%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.1%
Vitamin C
35mg
58%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
90µg
100%
Calcium
111mg
11%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
75µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
125mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
662mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.5%
Sodium
715mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Zinc
0.9mg
6%

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