Raspberry & Basil Butter Bean Salad

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What do you mean it’s too cold to eat a salad? This may be one for the health conscious but it is delicious none the less. Full of vitamins and minerals, this salad is fresh, tangy and sweet. The butter beans balance the sweet and sour of the raspberries beautifully.

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Raspberry & Basil Butter Bean Salad

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 Tin of Butter Beans

Handful of Fresh Basil (some chopped, some not)

Mixed Salad Leaves

Handful of Raspberries

Juice of half a Lemon

Salt and Pepper to taste.

1/2 Tsp Italian Herbs

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl coat the butter beans with lemon juice, leave a little to dress the leaves.
  2. Stir in raspberries and chopped basil and coat the beans evenly. The raspberries may break down to form a dressing.
  3. Place the mixed leaves in a serving bowl, dress with remaining lemon juice.
  4. Spoon the bean salad over the leaves, garnish with more fresh raspberries, fresh basil leaves and sprinkle a little salt and pepper to taste.
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