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Butter Bean Tomato Salad Recipe

Butter Bean Tomato Salad Recipe

“I make this simple salad often for summer barbecues,” writes Denise Neal of Castle Rock, Colorado. “People always like it and ask for the recipe. It can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge. And it’s good served cold or at room temperature.” TIP: Use care when tossing the salad with the dressing to prevent the tender butter beans from getting crushed.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5-6 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow summer squash
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, onion, yellow squash, zucchini and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad; gently toss to coat. Cover and chill until serving. Yield: 5-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 121 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 228329
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"I thought this was okay, but not great. My mother really liked it though and took home all the leftovers."

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 91660
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"easy. Great summer salad."

snackcake User ID: 4580851 140333
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"like another viewer said light and fresh followed receipe to a tee. will make again"

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 64005
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"Great tasting salad! I wouldn't change a thing about it."

nvaleinte User ID: 3364936 91653
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2008

"This is absolutely delicious. It is a perfect summer salad-so fresh and light."

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