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Butter bean salad recipe

Simple to throw together, this bean salad is a delightful classic, brought to life with fragrant herbs fresh from the garden.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
  • Serves: 6

  • Fresh from the garden: Shallots or spring onions, soft herbs

  • Season: All

Note: You can use other herbs and small leaves, depending on what's growing in your garden.


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What to do

    1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

    2. Open the cans of beans and tip them into the colander. Rinse (you can reserve the rinsing water and use it on the garden) and tip into the large bowl.

    3. Add the spring onion or shallot along with the herbs.

    4. Add the olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine the ingredients and taste, adding more salt and pepper or olive oil as needed.

    5. Spoon into a salad bowl and serve.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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