You can make this salad with Asian Pears or Tomatoes.
Bring a medium sized pot of salted water to boil.
Trim and rinse 1/2 lb. green beans. Drop into the boiling water. When the water returns to a boil, drain and rinse to cool.
In a small skillet, heat 3 T. olive oil. Add 1 small minced clove of garlic. Turn the heat off and let the garlic sit for 5 minutes. When the oil has cooled, combine it with 2 T. red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
Toss the beans with the dressing, then add 3 T. soft goat cheese (chevre) and mix well.
Peel 1 Asian pear. Cut out the core, then cut the pear into julienne slices. (Alternately, core and dice 1-2 tomatoes).
Core 2 sweet peppers and thinly slice lengthwise, then cut the slices in half.
Add the pears and the peppers to the beans and toss to combine.