Butter bean & tomato salad

Butter bean & tomato salad

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(24 ratings)

Ready in 15-20 minutes


Serves 6 - 8
This quick and easy vegan French salad combines delicious flavours - perfect summer dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: nutrition per serving for six

  • kcal109
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 420g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 500g cherry tomato, quartered
  • 2 small green or yellow courgette (about 300g/10oz in total), chopped into small dice



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 15-20g pack fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…


  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.

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Comments (27)

Fridays cook's picture

Tasty, fresh, easy to make, made with cucumber instead of courgette

catie74's picture

Great for its simplicity and versatility. Works as it is or goes well with fish, chicken or cheese. A great BBQ side or buffet dish

mondaynitelive's picture

I really liked this salad. I put a bit more cumin than suggested because I love cumin. I want to try with cucumber because I think that would be amazing too. Mum polished it off really quickly too.

mondaynitelive's picture

I really like this recipe and I'm not a fan of zero meat. Next time I would probably use only half a red onion. Gonna chuck in some tuna fore my lunches next week.

evelynrosew's picture

I made this over the weekend and although I'm not a huge fan of raw tomatoes, it was stunning. Easy to make, super fresh and works a treat accompanied by a nice bit of fish.

grov01's picture

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

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

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

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

sbarker's picture

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

kristi123's picture

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

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

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

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.


Questions (1)

rachel_bakes's picture

How long does this salad last for?

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