Easy Italian bean salad

Easy Italian bean salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A quick and easy summery salad - ideal for serving with a barbecue spread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of butter beans
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • plenty of chopped parsley

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Method

Finely chop the spring onions and put into a bowl with the garlic and the chilli. Mix in the cannellini beans and the butter beans. Whisk the olive oil with the white wine vinegar and add plenty of seasoning. Stir through the salad with plenty of chopped parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2003

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RootDenial's picture

200g of chopped parsley is about right.

sallyh99's picture

I love this recipe. I just tweek it slightly by adding a tin of kidney beans instead of 2 cannellini. Just as tasty!

francesca_'s picture
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Wow. This is such a simple recipe but it's packed full with flavour. Tastes great and makes for a tasty and nutritious salad which is perfect for lunch. You can make this in 5 mins.

randomsoup's picture
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Very nice fresh salad, but the BBQ I made it for got called off because of the weather, so I was I was left with plenty of the stuff to get through. After several meals accompanied by a heap of bean salad, I decided to have a bit of a change, so cooked the remaining salad in a pan, then added vegetable stock and herbs before liquidising for a really tasty soup!

sassyp's picture
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Absolutely delicious! So much nicer than the shop bought rubbish too.

missjones's picture
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This was quite tasty but it didn't go down as well with my guests as the lemony potato salad from this site. I replaced the parsley with coriander because I'm not a big fan of it, and I think it suited the dish

georgeb74's picture
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Beautiful! Served for a large number of people for a birthday party with a BBQ - beans went fab with all the different meats and breads...yum!

eleanormayo's picture
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This has exactly the right name, it is very easy, particularly if you are feeding a crowd. If I double it up I usually use 2 tins of cannellini beans and 2 of butter beans. It improves overnight as well.

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