Green Bean Salad With Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

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“This salad is as delicious as it is beautiful, and makes for a great BBQ sidedish. Sometimes when I get the winter blahs, I'll make this and it feels like summer again!”

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  1. Cut the corn kernels from the ears, while bringing a pot of water to a boil.
  2. When the water comes to a boil, add the corn kernels and blanch for about 1 minute. Remove them with a strainer and set aside.
  3. Let the water return to a boil and season generously with salt. Add the beans and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the beans and flush with cold water until they are cool.
  4. Meanwhile, put the onion slices in a bowl of ice water, which will crips them and mellow their flavor.
  5. Using either a mortar and pestel or the flat side of a chef's knife, mash the garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt.
  6. Add the paste to a small bowl (or leave it in the mortar) and whisk in the vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the olive oil and whisk again.
  7. Just before serving, drain the onions. Put the beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, and basil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and then toss with the vinaigrette. Season further if required. Serve right away.

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