Green Bean and Simple Tonato Sauce Salad

I started to make another recipe from Ottolenghi’s Flavor and was tasting along the way. I know he has a whole other part where he makes a sauce to go on top but I thought it was wonderful as it stands.

Green Bean and Tonato

Adjust the amounts as you wish

Salad Ingredients

Simple Tonato Sauce


Mix the sauce ingredients together and blend with an immersion blender, a real blender, or a food processor. The sauce should be pretty thin. If you want a thicker sauce add a tablespoon or so of olive oil while you’re blending.

Boil water for the green beans. Salt the water and add the green beans. After two minutes taste a bean - the color should be deepened, the flavor should be vibrant, and the beans should be cooked but not too soft. Remove the beans and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Once the beans are cool drain them.

Put the beans in a bowl. Drizzle tonato sauce on top. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of the sauce - I used crumbs from some whole wheat bread I made - dried in a low oven.

Add diced rhubarb to the plate and serve.