This recent stretch of HOT weather prompted me to make a bunch of great cold foods, served as side dishes or in groups as a quick cold meal. Outstanding on their own. My local Shop Rite had 14oz bags of frozen/trimmed green beans for $.88 !! Well worth it. Mis en place 2 lb green beans, ends trimmed 1 Tbls. salt 8 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half Juice of one lemon 1/3 cup EVO 1 Tbls dijon mustard 1 Tbls fresh chopped garlic 5-6 oz crumbled feta cheese Preparation: Blanch green beans in a pot of boiling salted water about 3 minutes, remove and shock in cold water to stop cooking. Drain well in collander and place in bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Allow to sit for at least 1/2 hour before serving so flavors meld nicely. ------- OR: 2 14 oz. bags frozen green beans 2-3 Tbls butter 1 Tbls EVO 1 sprig fresh rosemary (about 20 fresh needles) 1 Tbls finely chopped garlic 2 Tbls finely chopped flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted Preparation: Blanch green beans in boiling water about 3 minutes. Meanwhile heat butter and EVO in another large pan, add rosemary sprig and saute 1 minute, then add garlic and saute 1 minute, remove green beans with spider basket and add to saute pan. Toss one minute, add parsley and almonds. Great served warm or cold.