Summer Entertaining: Pecan Pesto Tomato Salad With Rattlesnake Beans & Bacon


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Pecan Pesto Tomato Salad With Rattlesnake Beans & Bacon

Pecan Pesto Tomato Salad With Rattlesnake Beans & Bacon is a simple yet filling recipe that’s perfect for summer lunches. Cherokee purple tomatoes star in this beautiful combination of flavors, however many slicing tomatoes such as Golden Jubilee, Beefsteak or Brandywine may be substituted in order to deliver similar results. Use what you have growing in your own tomato garden. Pecan Pesto adds just a boost of good taste while bacon sends the flavor home. Learn how to make a lovely end of summer tomato salad you’ll reach for time & time again. 


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makes 4 servings

8-oz Basic Rattlesnake Beans
2 Tbsp Pecan Pesto
4 Cherokee purple tomatoes, sliced
4 cooked & crumbled thick-cut bacon slices
1/4 cup toasted pecan halves
A handful of basil leaves & Sweet 100 tomatoes
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Toss together the Basic Rattlesnake Beans & the Pecan Pesto in a medium bowl. Arrange the Cherokee purple tomato slices between 4 plates, then top with the dressed beans, the bacon, the pecan halves, the basil leaves & the Sweet 100 tomatoes. Season liberally with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper.

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How To Toast Pecans

Toasting pecans ahead adds an extra layer of depth to recipes ranging from Pecan Biscotti & candies to savory delights such as Pecan Pesto. Any time it’s included in the process, do not over look this key step.


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Arrange 1 cup pecan halves on an ungreased baking sheet or half sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant. Cool completely. Use as directed in recipe preparation.

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