Chopped Salad with Mixed Beans and Lemon Dressing

Chopped salad will add a healthy and colourful side to many dishes and is great for serving alongside BBQ food or any other outdoor eating event.  Or, how about serving with a simple jacket potato?  A chopped salad will provide an easy stress free lunch. 

Of course you can add whatever you want to your salad - sweetcorn, celery, radishes, cooked and diced new potatoes and even leftover cooked chicken.  Just add what you want and leave out what you don't!

Also chopped salads are a great way to (perhaps) get the kids to eat mixed beans and other bits and bobs they might otherwise not want.  A dressing of some sort is nice but of course it's up to you.

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Cans of mixed beans can easily be found in any good supermarket.  They are of course already cooked and are usually in slightly salted water.  Just rinse and drain well before serving.

To make chopped salad to serve 6 people chop the following into small dice:
1cucumber - seeds removed
2 red bell peppers - seeds removed
 3 large tomatoes - seeds removed
2 large carrots - peeled
2 red onions - peeled

I then added a 400g can of mixed salad beans - rinsed and well drained.

Gently mix the lot together and either cover with cling film to serve later or add the dressing and serve immediately.
Top Tip!  Never dress any salad until you're ready to serve or it will turn horrid. 

For the Lemon Dressing:

Mix together the following:
6 tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil
a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper
the juice of 1 lemon

When serving add the dressing a little at a time (you probably wont want to use all of it) it will keep for the next day in a suitable jar.  Stir through the salad and serve.

Get Chopping and Enjoy!


  1. Chopped salads are brilliant and this one is really attractive. They're perfect for when you're trying to lose weight but don't want to feel deprived as it takes ages to eat!!!!

  2. Great lunch or dinner idea, so quick, adaptable and healthy.

  3. Love mixed salads, not a huge fan of lettuce and a great idea to add beans x


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