Quick Spanish Salad


1 lb French beans (you could use canned beans)
2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
4 medium size tomatoes (plum tomatoes are the best)


  • Put French beans into the centre of the bowl some cold dressed French beans or scarlet runners, and before serving pour over some good mayonnaise.
  • Garnish the beans with sliced tomatoes arranged in a circle one overlapping the other.

NOTE:  French Beans are also known by a variety of names such as flageolets, kidney beans and haricot beans - these names refer to the beans when left to mature fully.

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