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Tomato, Bean and Fried Basil Salad Recipe

Tomato, Bean and Fried Basil Salad Recipe.  Infusing basil in hot oil brings out its wonderful, aromatic flavour, which works so well in almost any tomato dish. Various canned beans or chickpeas can be used instead of mixed beans in this simple dish, as they all taste good and make a wholesome salad to serve as an accompaniment or a satisfying snack with some warm, grainy bread.

SERVES 4

tomato, bean and fried basil salad

Tomato, Bean and Fried Basil Salad Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 300g cherry tomatoes,halved
  • 400g mixed beans, drained and rinsed

Cooking Instructions:

  • Reserve one-third of the basil leaves for garnish, then tear the remainder into pieces.
  • Pour the olive oil into a small pan.
  • Add the torn basil and heat gently for a minute, until the basil sizzles and begins to colour.
  • Place the halved cherry tomatoes and beans in a bowl.
  • Pour in the basil oil and add a little salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Toss the ingredients together gently, cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve the salad sprinkled with the remaining basil leaves.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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6 comments

  1. I really like that this website has so many lettuce-less salad recipes.

  2. what a simple and fresh salad! looks so good i must present this to my next dinner party im always looking for new ways to toss together a gorgeous salad

  3. Steve del Castillo

    My wife would love this!

  4. This looks so good. What kind of beans are used, dried like lentils and navy or green and waxed beans?

  5. Very healthy salad! I bet it’s rich in Lycopene since it has lots of tomatoes!

  6. I lve tomato, i love basil and i love bean so this salad is perfect for me! thanks!

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