Butter Beans Salad


You need to begin preparation a day in advance.


  • 1 cup dry large flat beans (they are called butter beans / french beans / vaal – they may be white or red and white. The red and white ones are best for this if you can get them)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • sage
  • oregano
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • olives


Soak the beans overnight and let them cook till they are well done, or cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles depending on the cooker.

When the beans are cool mix with the other ingredients and let them stand a while before serving to let the herbs blend their flavours in.

Serves 6-8