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French Green and White Bean Salad

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Salads are among my favourite meals as they are so simple and quick to make whilst also being incredibly good for the body!

By using a variety of ingredients in a salad you can quickly provide your body with the nutrients it needs to get through the day. This salad is perfect for lunch or dinner and will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

Walnut Nutrition Benefits

The crushed, toasted walnuts give this salad an interesting twist, both in terms of flavour and nutrition. As you may know, eating walnuts every day will help to protect your heart as well as work to lower your risk of developing certain cancers.

These amazing nuts contain the plant-based omega-3 fat, which is great for battling inflammation in the body. Omega-3 has also been linked with helping to prevent blood clots from forming. Studies have also shown that walnuts can aid weight loss efforts as well as boost the reproductive health of men.

French Green and White Bean Salad

Ready to make this healthy salad? It will serve two people as a main or four as a side!

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 250g of french white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 150g of french green beans
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket (arugula)
  • 1 large handful of coriander
  • 1 large handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • A large handful of walnuts, toasted and then crushed
  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced

For the dressing:

  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • The zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. of dijon mustard


The first thing you’ll need to do is cook the green beans for five minutes in a pot with boiling water. After this time, remove them from the pan and drain and rinse with cold water.

Next, in a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients together and toss well. Finally, in a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad.

It’s simply a stunning, green and ‘French’ salad that tastes fantastic! 

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Looks delicious and easy to make (my fav combo)! What a great meal to make for a light lunch with friends!

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