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French Bean, Tomato and Pistachio Salad

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


French Bean, Tomato and Pistachio Salad



  • 200g (7oz) fine French beans, trimmed
  • 100g salad leaves, washed
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 80g (3 oz) pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender but still crisp. Drain and refresh undercold water, then drain again and set aside.
  2. For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little seasoning.
  3. Tip the salad leaves into a bowl, then add the beans and tomatoes. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing, then scatter the pistachios over the salad and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 100 mg
  • Fat: 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g