I was selected recently to be a #MorrisonsMum and hubs and I went to our nearest Morrisons supermarket to buy the food for our Bank Holiday Monday Family BBQ, I promised I would share all the recipes, and the first one that I’m sharing is my Summer Six Bean Salad.
I’ve decided (since I’m on a diet) that I’ll be including the calorie count for each dish which I’ve worked out using the labels on the food packaging and other online resources.
I’m also including how much each dish costs to make using the ingredients I bought from Morrisons. Added ingredients such as herbs, spices and olive oil etc are not included as I figure most of us have those sorts of things in our store cupboard (I know I do!)
>Making my Summer Six Bean Salad couldn’t be easier – just mix together six different types of canned beans, add some onion, and then make a herby vinaigrette to pour over the top!
- 400g can cannellini beans
- 300g can Morrisons borlotti beans
- 300g can Morrisons haricot beans
- 400g can gungo peas
- 300g cand Morrisons butter beans
- 300g can Morrisons black eyed beans
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- For the dressing
- 4 tbsps olive oil
- 2 tbsps white wine vinegar
- ½ tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- Open the cans of beans, draining and rinsing them into a colander.
- Place the beans into a large mixing bowl with the chopped onions.
- Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.
- Pour the dressing over the beans and onion and mix together well.
- Chill and serve.
- You may wish to adjust the dressing seasoning to your own tastes.
The Morrisons beans were on special offer of 2 for £1 (or 59p each) The gungo peas were an amazing 39p for a 400g can, and the cannellini beans were 79p. I had the onion, oil, vinegar, oregano and garlic salt in my store cupboard, as these are staple ingredients for me.
The cost of this huge bowl of Summer Six Bean salad is £3.18, which works out at 26p per portion! Throw in a few more pence for the store cupboard ingredients and this is a great value salad to serve to a crowd, or have as a family dinner with some bread.
The total calories for this whole dish is approximately 1868 kcals. Per serving it is 155 kcals.
So not only cheap to make,but low in calories too!
Disclaimer: Please remember, I’m not a dietitian I follow and tweak recipes, or create my own. Calorie counts (if applicable) are worked out using resources online. Always check with your doctor before going on any weight loss programme.