23 Apr tomato + butter bean salad
We’ll be coming into the beginning of tomato season next month so you should start to see summery varieties of ripe, juicy tomatoes in the stalls of your local farmers’ market or greengrocers. Supermarkets stock Irish vine-grown tomatoes, too, which are way more flavourful than the watery imported tomatoes we get in the wintertime.
Tomato and Butter Bean salad
Whip up this solo speedy supper in a few minutes. Add a crumbling of feta if you’re feeling cheesy.
10 cherry tomatoes
1 x tin butter beans
A quarter of a red onion
1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A squeeze of lemon juice
A pinch of salt and pepper
A few leaves of fresh mint
Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place in a mixing bowl.
Empty the butter beans into a colander and rinse really well under cold water. Drain and add to the mixing bowl.
Very finely slice your red onion into half-moon shapes. Break into individual segments and add to the mixing bowl.
Mix together the red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make your dressing. Drizzle it over the butter beans and mix well.
Transfer your salad to two serving bowls and top with a few torn leaves of fresh mint.