Bean Salad Recipe

A traditional bean salad enlivened with bacon and fresh peppers.



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time



Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 small punnet fine green beans
  • 1 can each SPAR red kidney,SPAR butter, SPAR cannelinni and SPAR baked beans (or SPAR 4 bean mix)
  • 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 each red, yellow and green pepper, diced
  • 1 packet SPAR streaky bacon, fried crispy and cut into pieces
  • ½ cup light olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Small handful fresh coriander, chopped

Recipe Method

  1. Blanch the green beans in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, then shock in iced water to stop from cooking. Cut into 1 cm pieces, reserving a few whole for garnish.
  2. Drain the canned beans, and combine in a bowl with the green beans, onion, peppers and bacon.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon and lime juices, zests and sugar. Season to taste. Pour over the beans, add the coriander and mix well to combine.

Hints & Tips

This salad is equally delicious thrown together at the last minute or made ahead of time. If you do make it the day before, leave out the vinaigrette and fresh herbs until just before serving.