Tuesday, December 6, 2011

80--- Chimichurri Butter Bean Salad

Chimichurri sauce would be spectacular on anything, both edible and inedible.  It is a puree made from a variety of herbs and spices, and is most typically served atop steak or chicken. 

Butter beans are a variety of Lima bean that serve as a wonderful meat substitute.  The combination of chimichurri and butter beans is spectacular (and very healthy).  Protein and fiber will fill you up without killing your daily calorie budget.

Chimichurri Butter Bean Salad
Serves 4-5

1 bunch parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic, pressed and minced
5 large fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp fresh ground black peper
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp capers
1 Tbsp lemon juice

2 cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp capers
1 roasted red pepper, blotted dry and chopped
2 ounces sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until a smooth puree is formed.

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add chimichurri and toss to coat.  Serve immediately or chill prior to serving if desired.

Nutrition Info per ~1 cup: 270 calories, 6 g fat, 13 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 12 g fiber


  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I want to make this tonight!

  2. Oh this looks amazing! I love the "gigande bean" salad at Whole Foods and they never have it! This will be my new replacement! Can't wait to try it!