Green Bean, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. green beans

2 c. small fresh mozzarella balls

1 c. Grape tomatoes

1 can tuna, drained or ½ lb. small salad shrimp, steamed and peeled

2 T. extra virgin olive oil

2 T. fresh basil leaves, sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Steam green beans until tender. Remove from heat and plunge into an ice water bath to stop cooking and retain bright green color. Cut into 2 inch lengths. Combine in a large bowl with mozzarella, tomatoes, and chunks of tuna or steamed shrimp. Add basil and dress with extra virgin olive oil. Chill until ready to serve.

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