Runner Bean and Garlic Salad recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Warm runner beans are tossed with lightly cooked garlic and shallots and zingy sherry vinegar in this delicious salad. Lovely as part of a BBQ spread.


  • 500g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Drop in the beans and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the shallots and fry for 10 minutes or until very soft. Add the garlic for the final 2-3 minutes of cooking. Add the vinegar and a good pinch of salt and pepper, then the drained beans and toss to coat.

For extra saltiness, add some crispy bacon chunks. Recipe serves 4 as a side.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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