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Green Bean Caprese Salad is a fantastic hot or cold salad made with green beans, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette!

Green Bean Caprese Salad

Bruce Bradley
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Salads & Sides
Servings 4 -6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and rinsed
  • 1 + cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 6-8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil chopped (see notes)
  • Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook green beans in a 4-quart saucepan of boiling water for about 5-8 minutes or until tender. Drain immediately. Toss with half the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella and a 2-3 tablespoons of dressing.
  • Place green beans on a serving platter and garnish with remaining tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Drizzle with additional creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing to taste and serve.

Notes

We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.
You may also choose to steam your green beans. If so, place the green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover, and cook until tender but still firm, about 8-10 minutes.
This dish is also excellent when served cold. However, if serving cold, wait to garnish with chopped basil until serving since fresh basil turns brown in the refrigerator.
I prefer to chop the basil chiffonade style for this dish. Simply stack the number of leaves you need with the top of the leaf face down. Roll the stack of basil leaves into a "cigar." Then using a sharp knife, start at one end of the leaves and thinly slice the "cigar" roll crosswise to create thin ribbons.
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