The necessary planned leftover is chili lime green beans. The beans are tender-crisp and beautifully seasoned. They stand alone as an outstanding side dish. You probably served them a couple days before serving this salad. Today you add vine-ripened tomatoes. Since ripe tomatoes and green beans arrive at the same time in the home garden, they appear to be the perfect go-together. Some crispy bits of bacon and freshly grated Parmesan cheese pull this salad together.
Not a fan of bacon? Try topping the salad with toasted pine nuts, almonds, or walnuts. Try feta instead of Parmesan. Add some black olives or slices of Canadian bacon. Truly, this composed salad is a canvas awaiting your artistic touch! Every time you put this salad together, it can be a unique creation.
In the ingredient list below we list no amounts of any ingredient. You determine the amounts by what you like the most, what you have on hand, and whether the salads will be a whole meal or a side dish.
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