Italian bean & olive salad

A superhealthy side salad, packed full of vitamin C and perfect for al fresco eating

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 102
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 7g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.27g


  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 2 red peppers
  • 300g green beans
  • 300g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp small capers
  • 2 handfuls black olives, stoned
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • large bunch basil, leaves picked, large ones roughly shredded, small ones left whole


  1. On the barbecue, under the grill or over a flame, blacken the peppers all over, then pop into a bowl and cover with cling film. Once cool, peel, deseed and cut into strips, keeping any juices.

  2. Cook the beans in boiling salted water until crunchy but not squeaky, then drain and drop straight into iced water. To serve, toss everything together, adding the shredded basil at the last minute, and scattering with the small basil leaves to finish.

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