Green Bean & Farfalle Salad

Another delicious Lesley Elizabeth recipe!


Green Bean & Pasta Salad

Serves 4 to 6

8 ounces of pasta of your choice

½ pound thin green beans, cut in half crosswise

¼ cup Ultimate Garlic Seasoned Cooking Oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups chopped plum tomatoes

½ cup halved pitted Kalamata olives

¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.  Drain thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add garlic; sauté 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high.  Add tomatoes & olives; cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are hot and slightly soft.  Toss farfalle & green beans with tomato mixture.  Stir in basil & fresh grated parmesan cheese.


Optional; To make a complete meal, add 9 ounces of cooked chicken or serve with fresh Ahi Tuna.