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Avoca’s 3 bean salad – perfect for sunny afternoons May 30, 2010

Filed under: Food,Recipes — wearemadhatters @ 10:12 pm
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Crunchy, fresh, satisfying, delicious

Sometimes the simple ones are some of the best, and this Avoca salad is the perfect example.

400g can each of kidney beans, butterbeans and chickpeas (drained and well rinsed)

4 spring onions finely chopped (I used finely chopped red onion instead)

2 red peppers, 2 yellow peppers, diced

1 can of sweetcorn (I don’t like sweetcorn so left it out! Still v colourful because of the peppers)


1tbsp dijon mustard

3 crushed cloves garlic

125ml olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

Make up the dressing, season to taste, then stir in all of the other ingredients. taste and adjust the seasoning. Amazing.


One Response to “Avoca’s 3 bean salad – perfect for sunny afternoons”

  1. Rach Says:

    Just come back from Umbria with a new salad recipe! And bearing in mind I’m growing courgettes this year, if I get a glut of them I may be glad for interesting ideas…

    Coursely grate courgettes (quantity depends on what its for/how many its for) add a good grating of Parmesan (less than the amount of courgettes, but don’t skimp) , a glug of good olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and seasoning to taste.

    Fantastic with barbecued meats and other salads.

    And for once Cat its not cake!

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