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Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese

Try this delicious recipe idea from Luke Mangan drawing on fresh seasonal produce.

Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese.
Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese. Photo: Jennifer Soo


4 fresh figs, halved.

1 tbsp butter.

350g butter beans, trimmed.

150g blue cheese, crumbled.

1/4 cup continental parsley leaves, roughly chopped.

1 1/2 tbsp good red wine vinegar.

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Place the figs on an oven tray cut-side up and dot with butter. Place under a grill and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned.

Meanwhile, steam the beans until just tender.

Transfer beans to a bowl and toss with the blue cheese, figs and half the parsley. Add the combined vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste and garnish with remaining parsley.

Main ingredient:
Side Dish, Starter/Entree


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