Thursday, 6 August 2015

Five Minute Butter Bean Salad Recipe

Gentle Reader ~~~ I was stuck with a Fridge Raid supper tonight, and came up with this little gem of a recipe using a can of butter beans from my store cupboard, a few bits and bobs from the salad bin, and seasonings that I always have on hand, so here it is, Five Minute Butter Bean Salad with a Hemp Oil and Minted Lemon dressing ~~~

Ingredients {approx two servings}
1 can Butter Beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 large red pepper {diced small}
4 spring onions {scallions, salad onions} cleaned and snipped into small pieces
1/2 a ripe avocado {diced small}
2 teaspoons Hemp oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
Chiffonade of 4 or 5 mint leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the vegetables; rinse and drain the beans. Put everything in a mixing bowl and drizzle with Hemp oil and lemon juice. Toss gently to coat and dress the ingredients. Sprinkle with the mint. Check seasoning and adjust to taste. Chill for half an hour before serving.

This was so simple, nutritious, and very tasty. Of course, you can switch things around ~ chives or red onion instead of the spring onions, olive oil instead of Hemp, basil instead of mint.  I think I will add some tomatoes to the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!



Buon Appetit!

12 comments:

  1. Deb, your Fridge Raid Salad sound so yummy, fresh, and healthy!! I will definitely try it! I've never used hemp oil, but would love to sample that, too. This time, I'll substitute olive oil, and try chickpeas instead of butter beans. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful creation! Hugs! ♡

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    1. Yes, limited only by your imagination! I use Hemp oil because it loses its properties if heated and it gives a nuttiness that I like a lot to my salads. Enjoy!

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  2. What a light, fresh salad!! I do love butter peas and the rest of the ingredients, I also enjoy. I have never used hemp oil...Hmmm, might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your new recipe with us!! Hugs from across the sea~ Donna E.

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    1. Hemp oil is supposed to be very good for many things. Give it a Google and see what you think. I love the nutty taste for dressing a salad.

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  3. This looks very similar to a recipe I make, but with chickpeas. I think I will try yours and see how it tastes with butter beans. It sure looks good.

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    1. I too, have similar recipes, but this one was totally ad~libbed and for once it was worthy of writing down the ingredients! I think chickpeas are one of my top store cupboard staples!

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  4. This post is making me hungry.x

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    1. Sorry ~~~ it was good, leftovers today, for lunch with some added cherry tomatoes and a couple of hard taco shells!

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  5. This would be good to have on-hand in a pinch! But it sounds so good I think I'll make it for a salad on purpose!

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  6. Your last minute salad sounds great, Deb. I love butter beans--there is a farm nearby where I get fresh butter beans in the summer. They are my all time favorite treat for this time of the year and your recipe would be yummy! ♥

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  7. Looks a lovely salad idea ...

    All the best Jan

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