Ham, Black Eyed Bean and Marinated Tomato Salad

As the autumn is in full swing the tomatoes this time of year aren’t at their best so marinating them really maximises their sweetness and it doubles up as a dressing. Pulses are so good for you and now you can buy them in tins they are really easy to drain and chuck into salads….

Pancetta, Feta and Mint Bean Salad with Pickled Red Onion Recipe

If you saw my previous post you would of seen I pickled some red onion’s. I used them in this salad and they worked so well. There is so much produce around this time of year, especially lots of different types of beans. I am growing some broad beans but didn’t have enough for this…

Sausage, Bean, Pepper and Tomato Casserole Recipe

This is perfect for this cooler weather we have been having. I think the peppers and beans lighten it up a bit rather than root vegetables. I also love a one pot dinner mid-week as it makes life and washing up so much easier. You can use any flavoured sausage and the cooking chorizo really…

Balinese Crab, Coconut and Bean Salad Recipe

We love Bali and I particularly love the food. You get such delicious and refreshing salads which are perfect in the heat. This bean salad is one of my favourite’s it is packed full of flavour and crunch. The crab adds a sweetness and the coconut a creaminess. I made mine as close as I…

Tuna and Borlotti Bean Salad with Balsamic Roasted Onion’s Recipe

Tuna and beans are one of my favourite combinations and the roasted sweet red onion makes this salad really delicious. I love the bursts of flavour you get from the olives and capers and the tarragon adds freshness and a nice flavour. I think this will be a firm favourite in our house. Ingredients (serves…

Soya and Cannellini Bean Salad with Salami and Mint Recipe

Frozen Soya Beans are so handy to have to add to salads. Unlike broad beans you don’t have to worry about peeling off the shells. We also always keep tinned pulses in the cupboard as well. The mint was from our garden and the salami was left overs too. This salad is crunchy fresh and…

Halloumi, Rocket and Pesto Butter Bean Salad Recipe

If you have read any of my previous post’s you will know that I made a batch of wild garlic pesto (recipe). Paulie and I have been finding ways to incorporate into our meals such as spreading it on cod with breadcrumbs (recipe), adding it to potato to make pesto gnocchi (recipe) or just having…