Summer Vegetables, Butter Beans, and Basil

Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Savory Way

The Savory Way

By Deborah Madison

Published 1990

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This can easily be a main-course salad for a summer lunch or dinner. The summer produce is bright and colorful, and there’s a pleasing range of textures, from the crisp peppers to the soft butter beans. Anything that comes fresh from a garden would make it that much better—a few bush beans, some radishes or peas, a fresh red onion. The small leaves of purple salad savoy (ornamental kale), shredded radicchio, or small leaves of red lettuces all make beautiful garnishes.

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