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Butter Bean Salad

This is a nice summery side that uses flavorful olive oil and tastes fresh, even though it uses canned beans. It’s sure to perk up any picnic spread. Sandra Jackson - Mobile, AL
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, peppers, onion and garlic. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over bean mixture and toss to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 147 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Ashley
    Dec 12, 2020

    Used butter beans only. I think a bean mix yields confusing taste. Used MUCH less green and red pepper and onion, but same amount of garlic and left out the cumin because I don't have any. Otherwise made it as described. I was trying to duplicate the bean salad I found at a local gourmet shop. This one is OK, but not spectacular. Perhaps will try again with further enhancements--maybe red onion in place of yellow.

  • abbasgael
    May 29, 2018

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 6, 2017

    Salad was good, just not exceptional. I am on the fence on whether I will make it again or not.

  • mamamarie
    May 27, 2015

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  • angelajune
    Jul 19, 2013

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  • sdipiazza
    Aug 19, 2011

    I made this for dinner tonight. The flavors needed some adjustment. Vinegar and lemon juice were a bit much for my taste. I added a packet of Splenda. Next time I will eliminate the vinegar. Otherwise this was very good.

  • MKMK
    Jul 17, 2011

    Love it! Could not find Lima beans and was good with only butter beans.

  • johnsen
    Sep 3, 2010

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  • gidget455
    Jun 9, 2010

    Love it, good for you and good tasting!

  • gidget455
    Jun 9, 2010

    Love it, good for you and good tasting!