Butter bean & chilli tomato salad

Butter bean & chilli tomato salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 4
Superhealthy, counts as 2 of 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy


  • kcal116
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.83g
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  • 540g jar large butter beans
  • 500g tomato, peeled and cored



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 red chilli
  • bunch basil



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 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…

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar


  1. Drain and rinse the butter beans and place in a mixing bowl. Chop the tomatoes and add to the beans. Place the chilli, basil (reserving a few small leaves) garlic, olive oil and vinegar in the small bowl of a food processor then whizz until smooth. Add to the tomatoes and beans, season and mix. Serve scattered with a few small leaves.

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finger-licking-good's picture
20th Feb, 2020
A lovely fresh dish full of flavour. This I will be making again. The butter beans make it a very filling meal, I used tinned butter bins x 2 and didn't peel the tomatoes as I'm not a fan of how when you do that it will let out alot more juice this dish had plenty and it worked perfectly. I served it on a plate with a fillet of salmon it was divine.
Pookster's picture
2nd Feb, 2017
Bland and tasteless. Chilli takes over and ruins it. Avoid.
22nd Apr, 2016
nothing special
29th Aug, 2012
I have yet to make this, but just wanted to point out that the nutrional info is probably correct - it uses 1 tbsp oil for 4 people, and the nutrional info is per serving.
1st Aug, 2012
This has become my staple lunch! Now that I'm having it regularly, I just use unpeeled tomatoes which make no difference to me. I've also mixed up the beans, adzuki beans are a great option as are cannellini beans. Just be aware that the calories cannot be correct as 1 tbp of of olive oil = 100cal so the dish is more like 200cal. I have it with a slice of bread too which makes it 300cal. I'm going to aim to get a nice vinegar and try having just that with no oil. We'll see.
27th Mar, 2012
Really yummy! Made the night before for lunch and ate stuffed in a pitta.
3rd Jun, 2009
missed out the rating!
3rd Jun, 2009
delicious! added a couple of sundried tomatoes in oil to the whizzed mixture.
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