Summery white-bean salad with tomatoes and basil stands in for more predictable side dishes.
Combine beans, tomatoes, basil, and salt in a bowl, and season with pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over bean mixture, and gently toss. Let stand 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Salad can be covered and kept at room temperature up to 4 hours.