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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.

Mixed Bean Salad

I have a feeling it was a Gino D'Acampo recipe but I've never been able to find it!

Anyway, 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 but be sure to drain it well.

For a complete meal rather than just a side dish, why not stir in a can of tuna in oil, not brine, just be sure to drain it well before adding.

If you're looking for healthy but filling meals you might like to try my SuperFood Health and Fitness Lunch Bowl.

Yield: 2-4
Author: Jan Bennett
Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

Nice and simple this can be made in a matter of a few minutes. If you want to add a can of tuna be sure to drain it well from its oil.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 4 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


  1. Start by rinsing both cans of beans together under cold water and then drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  3. Now stir in the rinsed and well-drained beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Gently stir in the onions, garlic and parsley. That's it, you're all done.
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  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. I made a bean salad at the weekend too, but yours looks really delicious!

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

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


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