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Warm mixed bean, chickpea and mozzarella salad

This quick and easy dinner-worthy salad comes together in minutes, making it perfect for warmer weather.
An aerial view of a warm mixed bean salad with chickpeas and topped with mozzarella.

Warm mixed bean, chickpea and mozzarella salad

Jeremy Simons

This fresh and fast mixed bean salad recipe works as both a light dinner idea and excellent side dish. It’s packed with cherry tomatoes, mixed beans and chickpeas, and is topped with a generous amount of mozzarella before serving.



1.For dressing, combine olives, chilli, lemon juice, herbs and fennel seeds in a large bowl. Season to taste; set aside.
2.Preheat a lightly greased chargrill pan over high heat. Toss beans, sugar snap peas and oil together in a bowl; season to taste. Chargrill beans and sugarsnap peas, in batches, turning occasionally, until tender and charred (4-6 minutes).
3.Add hot beans to dressing and gently toss to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes for flavours to be absorbed. Add chickpeas and tomatoes; gently toss to combine. To serve, place on a platter and top with mozzarella.

For a more substantial meal, this dish will work equally well with chargrilled steak or fish served on top.


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