Make this easy and flavorful mixed butter bean and tomato salad. Loaded with bean protein and dressed with vegan homemade salad dressing.
LARGE BUTTER BEAN AND FRESH MIXED TOMATOS WITH A SIMPLE DRESSING
If you are looking for a healthy salad that is rich in flavor and makes a satisfying meal, this butter bean and tomato salad is it. It is loaded with large vegetable protein packed butter beans and dark red kidney beans. It is also loaded with fresh cherry tomatoes and rich leafy butter lettuce. The chopped fennel and fresh dill and layers of unexpected flavor to each bite. The salad dressing is a simple vinaigrette with a slight peppery flavor and a hint of spice from the red crushed pepper.
MAKES A GREAT LUNCH OR SIDE SALAD OPTION
Because this salad is full of beans, it is very filling. It makes a fantastic quick and healthy lunch or the perfect salad course. It can be placed on the dinner table family style, and everyone can help themselves.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS RECIPE
chopped butter lettuce – can use any lettuce, Romaine would be great too.
butter beans – canned, drained and rinsed
dark red kidney beans – canned, drained and rinsed
cherry tomatoes – sliced, grape tomatoes would be perfect too.
fennel – fennel has a great refreshing anise flavor. If you do not care for fennel, celery would be a great substation. It you give the salad a contrast in texture with the crunch of the celery.
fresh dill – adds another layer of herby flavor, if you do not like the distinct flavor of dill, you can add fresh parsley or eliminated it.
sliced scallion – green onion.
light olive oil
white balsamic vinegar
paprika, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and red crushed pepper
HOW TO MAKE EASY BUTTERBEAN SALAD
Place all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl
Place all salad dressing ingredients into a high-powered electric blender and blend until combined.
Dress the salad and transfer onto serving plates.
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Butter Bean and Tomato Salad
- 2 cups chopped butter lettuce
- 1 can butter beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup fennel cubed
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 sliced scallion
- ½ cup light olive oil
- ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red crushed pepper
- Place all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl
- Place all salad dressing ingredients into a high powered electric blender and blend until combined.
- Dress the salad and transfer onto serving plates.