Mediterranean Bean Salad with Olives & Tomatoes

I get so much praise when I bring out this salad for a social BBQ or dinner. What my guests don’t realise is just how easy it is to prepare this dish. Enjoy this as a meal in itself for lunch or as a side dish.

Use great quality sun dried tomatoes, olives and balsamic vinegar and you will be rewarded tenfold.
If you plan to have leftovers for the next day keep some salad aside without the dressing. Leave some of the dressing in the jar to use for next time. This is a great salad to take with you on the go.

This recipe takes just 20 minutes to throw together and serves 4.

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Olives & Tomatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes


Salad Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g cans of cannelini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • cup drained semi dried tomatoes or 100g
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives or 75g
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado sliced or cubed
  • 1 bag of fresh salad leaves or 150g

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano finely chopped
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 60ml
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasoning to taste


  • 1. Prepare the salad by combining the beans, onion, sun dried and fresh tomatoes and olives in a medium bowl.
  • 2. Make the salad dressing by combining the ingredients in a screw jar and giving it a good shake.
  • 3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently combine.
  • 4. Grab a serving dish and place your greens in. Add the dressed salad over the greens and finally top with avocado.
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Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Special Occasion - Christmas
Cuisine Mediterranean
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Sharon Selby

Find more delicious, nutritious recipes, healthy eating articles, courses and classes on Sharon’s website, Deliciously Allergy Free.

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About the Author: Sharon Selby

Sharon Selby’s popular blog ‘Deliciously Allergy Free’ proves that life after ‘dairy and gluten’ is not only possible, but is seriously easy and delicious. Specialising in allergy-friendly living, she runs classes and online courses teaching families how to cook nutritious, tasty meals while being on a restricted diet. Her passion came from being able to reverse her son’s multiple food allergies, intolerances and eczema by the time he was 18 months old. Sharon loves sharing that good health begins in the kitchen and with a nutritious diet families will thrive.

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