Mixed bean salad with mustard dressing

This nutritious and delicious bean salad with juicy cherry tomatoes and a tangy mustard dressing would make a perfect light meal and at only 180 cals, it’s great if you’re on a diet.
Serves: 6
Prep time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 90g (3oz) green beans, trimmed and halved
    • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    • 410g can borlotti beans,rinsed and drained
    • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved

For the dressing:

    • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
    • 1 tbsp runny honey
    • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Put the green beans into a heatproof bowl with 2 tbsp water. Cover with cling film, pierce and microwave on high for 2 mins. Rinse in cold water and put into a large bowl.
    1. Rinse the chopped red onion in a sieve, to remove the strong flavour, and then add to the bowl.
    1. Gently mix in the celery, canned beans and tomatoes.
    1. To make the dressing: Put mustard, honey, and lemon zest and juice into a small jar with the oil. Season and shake to mix. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir lightly.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 8.5g saturates 1.0g calories 180(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.