Mixed bean salad with mustard dressing Recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian






25 min


5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 180 kCal 9%
Fat 8.5g 12%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%

This nutritious and delicious bean salad with juicy cherry tomatoes and a tangy mustard dressing would make a perfect light meal and at only 180 cals, it’s great if you’re on a diet. This recipe serves 6 people and takes 30 mins to prepare and cook. This bean salad recipe shows you how to make a light and delicious homemade salad dressing too using wholegrain mustard, lemon and honey. This sweet dressing will give your mixture of beans and freshly cooked salad a new lease of life. This salad is far from boring!


  • 90g (3oz) green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 410g can borlotti beans,rinsed and drained
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • For the dressing
  • :
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Put the green beans into a heatproof bowl with 2 tbsp water. Cover with cling film, pierce and microwave on high for 2 mins. Rinse in cold water and put into a large bowl.

  • Rinse the chopped red onion in a sieve, to remove the strong flavour, and then add to the bowl.

  • Gently mix in the celery, canned beans and tomatoes.

  • To make the dressing: Put mustard, honey, and lemon zest and juice into a small jar with the oil. Season and shake to mix. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir lightly.

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