Summer crunch salad

  • 10min
  • 2
  • 161 kcal
  • Easy

Per 142 g contains

161 kcal 667 kj
12.4 g
4.1 g
2.4 g
0.3 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 470kj/113kcal

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Reviewed by Rose Constantine Smith

Crunchy summer salad of green beans, juicy tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, fresh herbs, and parmesan. 

This salad brings together delicious, seasonal ingredients in a simple and tasty way. Crunchy green beans and juicy tomatoes with a shaving of parmesan to top it off, make this healthy salad have a satisfying twist. Keeping the amount of cheese to a minimum yet using a strong-flavoured cheese, makes this salad suitable for those with or aiming to prevent gallstones.

Use a vegetarian alternative to parmesan if desired.


  • Button mushrooms, sliced
  • Green beans, trimmed
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • Basil, chopped
  • Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shaved
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Cooking Method

  1. In a bowl, toss the sliced mushrooms with half the lemon juice and set aside (this helps to soften the mushrooms). Blanch the beans in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and cool in a bowl of cold water.
  2. Toss the beans and mushrooms together in a bowl with the herbs, tomatoes, remaining lemon juice and the olive oil. Scatter over the shaved parmesan to serve.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 142g serving
113 kcal
470 kj
161 kcal
667 kj
of which saturates
8.8 g
2.9 g
12.4 g
4.1 g
of which sugars
2 g
1.7 g
2.8 g
2.4 g
Fibre1.8 g
2.6 g
Protein5.7 g
8.1 g
Salt0.2 g
0.3 g

Green beans

A source of plant-based protein, also providing folate, vitamin K and a delicious seasonal crunch to this summer salad - hence the name!


They provide selenium, a mineral which is important for maintaining immune health, as well as vitamin D which is essential for bone health. They're also a source of protein and fibre. 


A summer seasonal staple. Tomatoes provide vitamin C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and give this salad a pop of colour. 


A hard cheese providing calcium as well as essential fats. Only a small amount is used to keep the fat content of the salad down whilst also providing an indulgent twist. 

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