Recipe courtesy of Carla Hall

Summer Butter Bean Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Are you wondering what butter beans are? They’re what we call lima beans in the South because of their creamy, buttery texture. For this salad, I thought about succotash, a classic Soul Food dish made with butter beans, fresh corn and tomatoes, then I added a few more fresh summer veggies and herbs, plus a spicy, tangy vinaigrette. You really could add anything else from your garden or the farmers’ market, like zucchini, bell peppers or snap peas—go ahead and make it your own!


Hot Sauce Vinaigrette:



  1. For the hot sauce vinaigrette: Put the hot sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, oil and salt and pepper to taste in a lidded jar. Seal the jar and shake to combine. Set aside.
  2. For the salad: In a large bowl, combine the butter beans, corn kernels, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes and basil. Toss to combine. Start by adding 1/2 cup vinaigrette and gently stir to combine. Add more vinaigrette as desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.