Quick and easy dinners: Derval's three-bean salad is perfect for fit foodies and lazy grazers

It just doesn't came any easier on a sunny Friday evening than Derval's leftover-friendly salad
Quick and easy dinners: Derval's three-bean salad is perfect for fit foodies and lazy grazers

Picture: Miki Barlok

DERVAL SAYS:

This salad makes a filling and healthy lunch — and the Tabasco and chilli give it a nice spicy kick. It keeps really well, even with the dressing on, making any leftovers perfect for a work lunch the following day.

Prep time: 15mins 

Serves: 2 

INGREDIENTS:

SALAD:

  • 400g tin of mixed beans drained and rinsed 
  • 80g tin of sweet corn drained and rinsed 
  • 3 scallions, finely sliced 
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped 
  • a handful of coriander leaves 

DRESSING:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup 
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar 
  • juice of 1 lime 
  • a few drops of Tabasco sauce 
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes 
  • Salt and pepper 

METHOD:

Place the beans, sweet corn, scallions and red pepper in a large serving bowl and mix well.

Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a lid and shake to combine.

Pour the dressing over the salad. Scatter over the coriander leaves and serve.

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