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A fresh & healthy bean salad, with Tomato and Parsley - that takes no time to prepare.


  • 500 g thin green beans topped but not tailed

  • 60 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 20 ml red wine vinegar

  • 1 vine-ripened Tomato

  • 1 small Red Onion

  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves


  • 1.

    Blanch the beans in boiling water for 1-2 minutes until just tender. (They should be bright green).

  • 2.

    Drain and refresh under cold water.

  • 3.

    Set aside.

  • 4.

    Place the oil and vinegar in a salad bowl, whisk to combine and season with salt and pepper.

  • 5.

    To prepare the tomato, cut it into quarters through the core and then slice away the seedy centre with a sharp knife.

  • 6.

    Cut the remaining flesh lengthways into thin, arc-shaped slices.

  • 7.

    To serve, add the beans, tomato, red onion and parsley leaves to the dressing and gently toss to combine.

  • 8.

    Arrange on a platter and serve straight away.

  • 9.

    Don't dress the salad until you are ready to serve or the beans will lose their bright colour and the salad will go watery.

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Posted by JF68Report
love bills shows and his recipes they r good &easy thanks bill
Posted by Kirsty48Report
Gorgeous salad! Had an abundance of green beans from the garden and made this one for lunch with some tuna tossed through. Delicious :)
Posted by Marianne39Report
love your shows love your recipes everything looks fresh and healthy
Posted by MarkReport
Love the salad and your healthy cooking. Tried to do from memory and ended up adding crumbled feta which goes nicely