The green beans are raw and give this salad a delightful crunch and flavour. Serves 6
300g green beans
1 bunch rocket lettuce
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
3 green shallots, finely sliced
10 kalamata olives, halved
6 basil leaves, torn
2 Tbsp wine vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Wash, top and tail the beans, and halve if very long. Wash the rocket and tomatoes. Cut half of the tomatoes in half, and combine with beans and rocket on a platter or shallow bowl.
- Slice the shallots and combine in a bowl with the olives and basil. Scatter over the salad vegetables.
- For the dressing, place the oil, garlic, salt and pepper into a screw-top jar and shake to mix.
- Pour the dressing over the salad.