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Simple bean salad

by Christina Julia

Simple bean salad

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans flageolet
  • beans, drained and rinsed
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • small handful of fresh basil leaves


  • Heat the oil in a small heavy pan.
    Sauté the garlic until golden but
    not scorched. Stir in the beans,
    then leave to marinate in the oil for
    10–15 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle a
    little oil over until the beans are
    generously coated, then add the
    pesto sauce and lemon juice to
    taste. Season with salt and pepper,
    then stir in the basil leaves. Serve
    straight away

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