Cannellini bean & egg salad with crispy crumbs

This healthy salad has lots of textures - soft beans, crunchy breadcrumbs, creamy egg and crispy Little Gem lettuce
PREP 15 mins
COOK 10 mins


  • calories 333
  • carbs 26
  • saturated fat 4
  • sugar 6
  • protein 20
  • fat 17
  • fibre 10
  • salt 0.7


2 medium eggs
8 spring onions, trimmed (remove the root and half of the dark green part)
1½ tbsp olive oil
1 slice wholemeal bread, broken into chunky breadcrumbs
400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
juice ½ lemon
1 tsp Dijon mustard
½ small red onion, finely chopped
handful parsley, roughly chopped
1 Little Gem lettuce, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 6 mins, or longer if you prefer them hard-boiled. Add the spring onions for the final 3 mins of cooking. Remove and run both under cold water. When cool enough to handle, pat the spring onions dry and peel the eggs.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ tbsp of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Tip in breadcrumbs and season. Fry for 3-4 mins until crisp and golden, then set aside.
  3. Toss the spring onions with the beans, lemon juice, mustard, red onion, parsley, remaining oil and lettuce. Season and arrange halved boiled eggs on top. Sprinkle with the crumbs and eat straight away.