A warm easy bean salad recipe with yellow pepper, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic and delicious fresh herbs. This makes a perfect easy, simple and delicoius dinner or lunch alongside some char grilled crusty bread. insidetherustickitchen.com
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Summer Easy Bean Salad

A warm easy bean salad with yellow pepper, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic and delicious fresh herbs. This makes a perfect Summer dinner or lunch alongside some char grilled crusty bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bean salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 1.6 lb (760g) canned cannellini beans , drained*
  • 1 eggplant/aubergine
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch basil , finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch parsley , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the seeds and white from the pepper and finely chop that and the onion and eggplant. Add to a large frying pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and cook down, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, remove the seeds from the tomatoes and finely chop. Add to the pan with the finely chopped garlic and oregano, stir. Fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the cannellini beans and remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest, parsley, basil and a good pinch of salt and pepper, Stir to combine. Serve with some char-grilled crusty bread.

To make char-grilled bread (optional)

  • Cut slices of ciabatta bread and drizzle with a little olive oil. Place on a hot griddle pan until toasted and slightly charred on each side, sprinkle with salt.
    Tip: This is especially good with goats cheese spread on top with this salad.

Notes

Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate. * weight of cannellini beans is BEFORE being drained

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal