Mixed Bean Salad - Nice and Simple

This is a really nice mixed bean salad that is so simple to make. I saw it on TV ages ago but can't remember what programme. It looked good so I've been making it quite often ever since. You can stir in a can of tuna (in oil not brine) if you wish.

Mixed Bean Salad

You will need:
6 tablespoons of good quality Extra virgin olive oil
1 tin of cannellini beans (175g drained weight)
1 tin of borlotti beans (175g drained weight)
small handful of freshly chopped parsley
1 small red onion - sliced
3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove - finely chopped
a pinch of sea salt - I always use Maldon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to do it:
Start by rinsing both cans of beans together under cold water and then drain well.
In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and the lemon juice.
Now stir in the rinsed and well drained beans. Season with salt and pepper.
Gently stir in the onions, garlic and parsley.
That's it, you're all done, unless you want to add a can of tuna too.


  1. A different mix of beans than my usual bean salad. I think it is time for a change:D

  2. Great looking bean salad Jan! I usually put wax and green beans in mine. Yours is very pretty and looks delicious!

  3. Healthy, hearty and delicious.

  4. you forgot, healthy... :)

  5. I made a bean salad at the weekend too, but yours looks really delicious!

  6. Tis a healthy, colourful and no doubt tasty salad...picnic time!

  7. WoW!! look so nice and healthy..interesting mixed bean salad..


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