Summer Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic
fresh chopped tomatoes
basil, tarragon (or herb of your choice)
Salt and black pepper to taste
Steam or boil the beans for 3-4 minutes. Drain well and put in a frying pan with the remaining ingredients. Cook until beans are tender.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to combine flavors. Allow to sit at room temperature at least ½ hour, then re-season as needed. Serve at room temperature.
Seasonal Cook’s Notes: Crunchy raw beans are OK on a tray of raw veggies, but they will not reveal their full flavors until they are fully cooked – but catch them before they are over-cooked and limp!