This delicious, satisfying lunch takes no time at all to prepare and it’s very popular in our office.  And, of course, on our retreats.

Small bowl of mixed bean salad


  • 420g can beans e.g. pinto, borlotti or mixed
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 10 runner beans, sliced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Dash Tabasco sauce


Mix the drained and rinsed beans with all the other ingredients and serve.

You can use parsley, instead of coriander if you prefer and freshly ground black pepper instead of Tabasco. Or, for a more Mediterranean version, you can just use olive oil, lemon juice and parsley with a bit of sea salt, leaving out the soy sauce, coriander and Tabasco.

Serve with a good green salad.