Butter bean & tomato salad

Butter bean & tomato salad

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(34 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 courgettes (about 300g/10oz in total), chopped into small dice



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, 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
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 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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13th Apr, 2011
absolutely delicious. Made it the day before and used cucumber instead of courgette.
3rd Jul, 2010
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.
6th Apr, 2010
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.
17th Sep, 2009
I replaced courgettte with cucumber. Was delicious.
19th Jun, 2009
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.
11th Mar, 2009
Tastes even better after a day or too once its been left to marinade.
29th Oct, 2008
Quick & delicious. I used cannelini beans
15th Oct, 2008
This is such a yummy, heathy low fat, not to menchion filling salad. you can have it for lunch or dinner. AND its low calorie i LOVE it.
30th Apr, 2008
My friend made this for me but had roasted the onion and courgette first - delicious!


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