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Butter Beans Salad Recipe

Butter Beans Salad Recipe

Want a quick and tasty salad idea? Try the butter beans salad recipe, a simple dish with red onions and sundried tomatoes, perfect for a quick lunch or as a side dish with meatballs or breaded chops. It is a healthy recipe that can be consumed by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians if you add smoked sausages, for example.

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In the past, I used to make this recipe most often when I was cooking white bean soup with smoked ribs, and after the beans were cooked, I took out 2-3 big spoons of beans from the soup and made this salad. It was terrific, mainly because it had a unique taste boiling along the smoked ribs.

Today, however, I will simplify the recipe, and I will use canned butter beans, perfect for this type of salad, and you will see that it will do it very quickly.

Ingredients

We need for this recipe three cans of butter beans and one red onion from which we will make a salad for three people.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Ingredients

You have to be careful to use canned beans in water and not with tomatoes, which is not suitable for this recipe; instead, the beans can be of another type such as cannellini beans or even of another colour kidney beans.

To make the salad more delicious, I will add some sun-dried tomatoes whose aroma will raise the salad to another level.

How to Make the Butter Beans Salad Recipe?

You will see how simple it is, and anyone can do it even without any experience in cooking. We open the canned beans and pour the contents into a sieve and let them drain the juice. Some wash the beans under a stream of water, and I didn’t do that, and I allow the beans to drain.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Drained Beans in the Bowl

After it had drained, I put the beans in a bowl to make and mix the salad. We are going to clean and cut the red onion.

After cutting the onion in half, I sliced it thinly to stand out among the beans. But whoever wants to can chop it up, it’s no problem. Also, instead of red onions, you can use shallot, which is a little sweeter and tastes less prominent.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Sliced Red Onion

Sprinkle the sliced onion over the beans in a bowl, unwrapping it by hand to spread better through the beans.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Sliced Red Onion on the Drained Beans in the Bowl

I will season the salad first with half a teaspoon of sea salt and half a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. I added two tablespoons of oil, I put sunflower oil, but you can also use extra virgin olive oil.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Seasoned Ingredients in the Bowl

Mix everything lightly with a spoon, then add a tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley, but I used frozen chopped parsley because I didn’t have it.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Chopped Parsley on the Seasoned Ingredients in the Bowl

Mix, and if you find it too dry, you can add a little more oil. Following the final part, add the sun-dried tomatoes. For this, I took three pieces out of the jar (you can put more), and I chopped them not very finely.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Chopped Sundried Tomatoes

I must tell you that these tomatoes are very fragrant and give a particular taste to any food, and I recommend you use them especially when it is not the season for tomatoes. Add them to a bowl over the other ingredients and add half a teaspoon of the vegetable mix for soups.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Chopped Sundried Tomatoes Over Ingredients in the Bowl

The last light mixing follows, after which I recommend you let the salad sit for at least 10-15 minutes to combine all the flavours.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Ready to Serve

And that’s it, I’ve finished the recipe, so this is the simple butter beans salad recipe ready to serve!

Serving the Beans Salad

It can be served with a bit of fresh bread or with meatballs or other types of fried meat. You can also add smoked sausages, bacon or leftover meat to the salad.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Serving in Bowl With Fresh Bread

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Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Serving in Bowl With Fresh Bread
Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Serving in Bowl With Fresh Bread

Butter Beans Salad Recipe

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Want a quick and tasty salad idea? Try the butter beans salad recipe, a simple dish with red onions and sundried tomatoes, perfect for a quick lunch or as a side dish with meatballs or breaded chops.
4.2 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Servings 3 portions
Calories 442 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 can butter beans in water
  • 1 piece red onion large size
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt kosher
  • ½ tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 3 pieces sundried tomatoes
  • ½ tsp vegetable mix from soup

Instructions
 

  • Open the canned beans and pour the contents into a sieve and let them drain the juice. Cut the onion in half and sliced it thinly. Sprinkle the sliced onion over the beans in a bowl, unwrapping it by hand to spread better through the beans.
  • Season the salad first with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and add two tablespoons of sunflower oil. Mix everything lightly with a spoon, then add the freshly chopped parsley. Mix, and if you find it too dry, you can add a little more oil.
  • Take three pieces of sundried tomatoes out of the jar (you can put more), and I chopped them not very finely. Add them in a bowl over the other ingredients and add half a teaspoon of the vegetable mix for soups.
  • Remix it, after which I recommend you let the salad sit for at least 10-15 minutes to combine all the flavours.
  • It can be served with a little fresh bread or with meatballs or other types of fried meat. You can also add smoked sausages, bacon or leftover meat to the salad.

Notes

You have to be careful to use canned beans in water and not with tomatoes, which is not good for this recipe.
The butter beans can be substituted with another type such as cannellini beans or even of another colour kidney beans.
Instead of red onions, you can use shallots.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2033mgFiber: 22gSugar: 2g
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