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Flageolet Bean and Smoked Cheese Salad

Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Salads

Mix flageolet beans and smoked cheese to make a delicious salad.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 1 × 14oz (400g) can flageolet or small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 large handfuls of watercress, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4-41/2oz (125g) lightly smoked cheese, such as Gouda, cubed
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  1. Put the beans in a large bowl. Stir in half of the chopped onion, the mustard, and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange the watercress on a large serving platter or 4 individual plates. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top, and season with a pinch of salt to taste. Sprinkle with the remaining onion, top with the cheese, and serve.
  • Thin slices of boiled or smoked ham, or prosciutto, are fabulous with this, and pecorino makes a delicious alternative to the smoked cheese.
  • Crisp, fresh watercress makes all the difference. Wrap the cress in a damp paper towel and place inside an open plastic bag in the refrigerator.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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