Butter Bean Salad

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cans butter beans, rinsed and drained, 15 ounces each
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/3 palm full
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss to coat beans and vegetables evenly in dressing.


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Other than butter beans, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and EVOO, I used completely different ingredients. I put in sweet peppers, spring onions, capers, lime, and cilantro. My olive oil also had red chili flavor. I think you can add whatever you want to the basic recipe and it would be delicious..within reason obviously. Boiled-then-cooled potatoes, for example, would be delicious with these beans and in this salad, particularly with capers. Bottom line is, this recipe is a solid party dish or simple side dish, very versatile/flexible, and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dappy Charlie is right. Rachel added peeled, seeded cukes to this recipe when I watched it on TV. Haven't tried it yet, but will add the cukes to see what it tastes like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this had Italian cucumber in it when I watched Rachael prepare it ?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good healthy recipe. The only suggestion I would make is cut back on the garlic and onion, especially if you are prone to heartburn haha. Otherwise, very tasty and a great dish to bring to a pitch in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a great hit with my family, that I take it to all types of social events and everyone is always singing it's praise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never even knew that I liked butter beans until I tried this recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that you can substitute any bean in place of the butter beans and it would stil taste delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Personally I didn't like it but everyone else at the party did. It was the first time I've ever had butter beans and I didn't care for the taste of the bean. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using Allen's brand canned black-eyed peas in place of the butter beans. It was delicious as well as gorgeous! Instead of the red and green pepper, I used orange and yellow bell pepper with a bit of fresh chopped parsley tossed in. You really won't believe how pretty this is. I made a batch for a potluck at work and everyone raved about it. This recipe has it all--easy, tasty, appetizing and healthy. Keeps well in the frig too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
pretty tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not sure what butter beans are...used cannellini beans w/same effect. YuM item not reviewed by moderator and published

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