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Bean Salad With Fresh Herbs
1/2 pound string beans
1 can navy beans - (20 oz) -- drained, rinsed (or 2 1/2 cups cooked - abt 1 cup raw)
1 medium Kirby cucumber -- thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper -- finely diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of l/2 lemon -- or more to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion
Salt -- to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
Dark green lettuce leaves
Cherry tomatoes -- halved

Trim the tips from string beans and snap them in half; steam until tender-crisp, then rinse under cool water. Combine with remaining ingredients, except the last two, and toss gently.

Line a serving bowl with several lettuce leaves, then pour in the salad. Arrange some cherry tomato halves in a circle around the edge. Cover and refrigerate until needed or serve at once.

This recipe yields 6 servings.


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