Mediterranean-style bean salad

Mediterranean-style bean salad

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
Mediterranean-style bean salad, a quick no-cook supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat28g
  • saturates7.4g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt3g


  • 290g jar artichoke heart in oil
  • 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 410g can cannellini beans, 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…

  • 300g pack small vine tomato, quartered (about 12 in total)
  • handful Kalamata black olives
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 200g log soft goat's cheese, crumbled


  1. Drain the jar of artichokes, reserving 3 tbsp of the oil. Pour the oil into a bowl and stir in the sun-dried tomato paste and vinegar until smooth. Season to taste.

  2. Roughly chop the artichokes and tip into a large bowl with the cannellini beans, tomatoes, olives, spring onions and half the goat’s cheese. Stir in the artichoke oil mixture and tip into a serving bowl. Season to taste. Crumble over the remaining goat’s cheese, then serve.

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11th Jul, 2020
I agree with another reviewer that the textures were rather soft and mushy. I had done this ahead so the flavours could meld but each time I stirred it broke up the cheese more and made it look like a pink slop. That being said, hubs liked it a lot. I fixed the mushy problem with some finely diced yellow pepper, and I'd recommend not putting in the cheese until just before serving.
2nd May, 2016
Fantastic flavours and so quick and easy to make. Delicious also with black beans
24th Jun, 2014
My 10yr Nephew wanted to make dinner last night so he made this for himself and his 6 and 4 year old brothers. We served it with steamed cod. All tucked in
26th May, 2014
Great Salad, have used similiar textures in the classic American Three Bean Salad by Salad Days in Gurgaon.
21st Feb, 2014
I found the texture too mushy. It needs more crunch.
20th Aug, 2013
Really nice simple dish, the spring onion really elevates it. I used balsamic vinegar instead of white because that's what I had in my cupboard. And I used feta instead of goats cheese. Tastes great!
13th Jun, 2012
This was lovely and very simple to throw together. Doubled it up as I made it as a starter for book group and everyone enjoyed it.
5th Oct, 2009
Healthy lunch with energy :) I have prepared it with feta cheese. I have also replaced the sundried tomato paste with harissa sauce for a spicey edge - worked just well!
3rd Apr, 2009
Zero fuss, very quick to make, and really tasty. I will definitely be making this again.
13th Nov, 2008
I tried it with canned tuna and feta cheese. One of my favourite salads in summer as I do it over and over again.


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2nd Jan, 2014
HI - I thought I had a recipe box on this site?? Have they disappeared or does my memory play games with my mind? tis
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