Bean and basil salad


Bean and basil salad

Photography by Amanda McLauchlan


This simple salad is a lovely low GI option for a summer side.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • 200g butter beans, trimmed
  • 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 420g can four bean mix, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add green beans, butter beans and capsicum. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Add four bean mix. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Remove from heat.
  2. Add basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining oil. Toss to combine. Serve.



Super Food Ideas – December 2008

Super Food Ideas – December 2008, Page 19
Recipe by Donna Boyle

Nutritional information

This information is per serve.

Protein Dietary Fibre
4.50g 4.70g
Fat Total Energy
4.90g 439kJ
Fat Saturated Sodium
0.70g 165mg
Carbohydrate Total Cholesterol
Carbohydrate Sugars

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