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 as such by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians if you add smoked sausages for example.

In the past, I used to make this recipe most often when I was cooking white bean soup with smoked ribs, and when the beans were cooked, I took out 2-3 ladles of beans from the soup and made this salad. It was amazing, especially because it had a special 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 is done 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 good 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, 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. There are some who wash the beans under a stream of water, I didn’t do that, I just let the beans drain.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Drained Beans in the Bowl

After it has drained, I put the beans in a bowl in which I will 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 so that it will 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, because I didn’t have it, I used frozen chopped parsley.

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. Follow 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 special taste to any food, I recommend you use them especially when it is not the season of tomatoes. Put them in 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

You see, I’m done, this is the simple butter beans salad recipe ready to serve!

Serving the Beans Salad

It can be served as such 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.

Butter Beans Salad Recipe-Serving in Bowl With Fresh Bread

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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

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Diet: Kosher, Low Lactose
Keyword: beans salad recipe, butter beans salad, butter beans salad recipe, green beans salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 portions
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Timea
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.
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Equipment

  • bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 can butter beans in water
  • 1 piece red onion large size
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 3 pieces sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 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 a tablespoon of 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. Put them in a bowl over the other ingredients and add half a teaspoon of the vegetable mix for soups.
  • Mix it again, after which I recommend you let the salad sit for at least 10-15 minutes, to combine all the flavours.
  • It can be served as such 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

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2033mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 8mg
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