Lemony three bean & feta salad

Lemony three bean & feta salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 3
A fresh, low-calorie salad fit for a healthy lunchbox, crammed with green, edamame and cannellini beans

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal318
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 200g green bean, trimmed and halved lengthways
  • 200g frozen soya or edamame beans
  • 400g can cannellini bean, drained and rinsed
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • juice 1 lemon



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

  • pinch caster sugar
  • 1 tsp poppy seed
  • 85g feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Cook the green beans and edamame beans together in a pan of boiling water for 3 mins until tender. Drain and cool under cold running water, then drain again and mix with the cannellini beans and red onion. Add the lemon juice, sugar, poppy seeds and seasoning and stir through. Scatter the feta on top, then divide between plates or containers to pack into lunchboxes.

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3rd Aug, 2016
I have since made this sometimes swapping the feta for tuna or smoked mackerel. Still loved by all the family, and always a hit in lunch boxes
13th Jun, 2016
Added some pancetta to this and sent my 8 and 11 year old off to school with it today. They loved it and 6 year is most put out that he had a school dinner. This will feature in our summer holiday packed lunches
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19th Feb, 2014
I made this salad yesterday, and though I enjoyed it I think that the salad on it's own lacks a little in flavour. I enjoyed the combination of the beans with the feta, but felt it needed that little something extra to combat the blandness of the 3 beans together. I'd perhaps suggest adding a dressing, or including some tomatoes to give it that extra tang, but otherwise it's a very pleasant and fresh tasting dish.
23rd Sep, 2013
Lovely salad. I added olive oil and fresh mint and it was absolutely amazing with a lamb steak.
16th May, 2012
Very good, clean fresh taste and the feta adds a satisfying creamy mouthfull every so often.
19th Apr, 2012
This is lovely. I added baby corn to it as well and it was very good.
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