Summer crunch salad

Summer crunch salad

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Ready in 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
The crunchiness of green beans works particularly well in this salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal178
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.38g
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Ingredients

  • 200g pack small button mushroom, finely sliced
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 200g green bean, trimmed
  • handful soft green herbs, such as basil, chervil, parsley and tarragon
  • 100g cherry tomato, quartered
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 75g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shaved into large curls
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. In a bowl, toss mushrooms with half the lemon juice and set aside – the lemon juice will soften the mushrooms. Blanch the beans in boiling salted water for 5-6 mins until they still have a crunch, but they are not squeaky, then drain and cool in iced water.

  2. Toss the beans and mushrooms together in a bowl with the herbs and season with salt and pepper. Toss through the tomatoes, remaining lemon juice and the olive oil and scatter with Parmesan just before serving.

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Comments (5)

disneydani's picture
5

I really like this recipe, so quick and easy to make. I normally make a salad by combining everything in the fridge in a bowl and hoping it works out! So it was great to follow a recipe and it work out so well.

I added pine nuts as well and thought it was a great addition. 75g of Parmesan was way too much so I added 25g and then added some dry cottage cheese.

Would go really well with a salmon or beef steak.

tanyac032002's picture
5

I've made this salad numerous times now and everyone says how tasty it is! Great flavour combo. For extra flavour and crunch add some toasted pine nuts!

middle_pin2's picture
4

Tried the green beans with shallots and walnut oil as suggested above. lovely.

katyrouth's picture
5

A lovely subtle salad for hot summer days. I added some home-made chunky croutons and some goat's cheese to make it more of a main meal, and used mint and basil as the herbs as that's all I would get hold of!

chhagger's picture
5

Easy to prepare, colourful and enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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