Butter bean & tomato salad

Butter bean & tomato salad

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Cooking time

Ready in 15-20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

This quick and easy vegan French salad combines delicious flavours - perfect summer dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition nutrition per serving for six

kcalories
109
protein
4g
carbs
9g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.41g

Ingredients

  • 420g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 small green or yellow courgettes (about 300g/10oz in total), chopped into small dice
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 15-20g pack fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

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Method

  1. Tip all the ingredients into a bowl with some salt and pepper and mix well. Cover and leave at room temperature until ready to serve. This salad can happily be made the day before and chilled.
  2. On the day, bring the salad to room temperature and give it a good stir before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2002

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grov01's picture
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This turned out well. Made it the day before and allowed it to marinade overnight. I too am not so keen on raw onion, but diced it very small and it definitely added to the flavours. Didn't have cumin, so added paprika to dressing.

jxw_crowley's picture

Added tuna and this made a lovely wrap filling! I reckon it'd be tasty with some chopped olives and feta as a vege version, so will give that a go too. Not normally a fan of raw onion but I chopped it up small and the flavours were all very fresh and vibrant.

studentcook146's picture

I agree with Miss_Micvicar I think adding the feta really makes the difference between being good and brilliant.

caperpie's picture
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Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!

Miss_Mcvicar's picture

I added lemon zest, chilli flakes and feta. Delicious.

Bette's picture

This recipe is just what I'm looking for. I got 3 cans of butterbeans at home and now I know just how to prepare them. Thanks

qas5saq's picture
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Simplicity itself, but I was not as enthralled by the flavour as some viewers. A little too subtle for my palette, but light, quick and enjoyable nonetheless.

babsfazekas's picture
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I love beans so this worked a treat for me. A nice, non-lettuce salad alternative.

sbarker's picture
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Really nice summer salad and so easy - maximum brownie points for minimum effort! Will be making again for our next BBQ.

kristi123's picture
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This is a really light and refreshing salad. I added finely chopped garlic, cucumber instead of courgette and added a can of tuna to the mix. Really pleased

i_am_a_bean's picture

Great with a grilled piece of chicken

elaineincornwall's picture
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So easy, healthy and tasty and better prepared in advance, what more can you wish for? Didn't have any courgettes so used cucumber. Friends thought it was amazing and different, felt a bit of a fraud as it was so simple and had been sitting in the fridge for a day!

donnalovescheese's picture
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Had 1/3 of the full recipe on it's own for my tea, delicious! Served anoth 1/3 with a chicken leg for my carnivore husband and had the last 1/3 as a packed lunch the next day. Will definitely make again.

jennypiccolo's picture
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absolutely delicious. Made it the day before and used cucumber instead of courgette.

lalybaba's picture

Since it first appeared in the magazine this has become one of my staples. I swap butter beans for haricot or cannelini beans or chick peas depending on what I've got. Some people are suprised by the raw courgette but usually quickly sold on it. Salad is always popular and I too agree, it improves with a little time to marinate.

eleanormayo's picture
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I can't comment on the taste of this myself as I don't like tomatoes so didn't eat any of it when I made it for a buffet recently, although I would say that it was very popular and others seem to really like it. I found it very easy to make and liked the addition of cumin in the dressing.

joanneauld's picture
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I replaced courgettte with cucumber. Was delicious.

emmaorman's picture
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Agree with Quebec - tastes even better once left ot marinade. Have made a number of times and it's a great salad, often leave out the courgettes, find it tastes better without them.

annhepworth's picture
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Tastes even better after a day or too once its been left to marinade.

weeble's picture
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Quick & delicious. I used cannelini beans

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