Recipe: Today’s Lunch – Healthy, Tasty and Filling!

I always prefer to bring my own lunch into work each day. That way, I have more of a choice on what I eat (instead of waiting for the limited, and not always all that healthy, pickings from the pasty van that visits our business park) and I can save myself some pennies, too. At lunchtime, I look to munch on a variety of foods that are healthy, tasty and filling – my three most important criteria.

This week, I re-discovered a recipe I had previously found on the net that is SO simple to create and perfect for a summer lunchtime. In fact, I haven’t created this Butter Bean and Tomato Salad since last summer so thought it was high time that I munched on it again, which is why I’ve enjoyed it for lunch today…

(This recipe makes approximately 4 servings so it’s a good idea to make up a batch for your lunch for the week, keeping it in an airtight container).


  • 420g butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, rinsed and quartered
  • 2 courgettes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 20g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


To make this delicious summery salad, all you need to do is tip the ingredients into a bowl, once they have been prepared, and mix! You can also add a little salt and pepper to taste.

TIP: Although, this is a vegan recipe as it stands, I prefer to crumble some feta cheese over the salad, once prepared, to make it that little bit more irresistible!



4 thoughts on “Recipe: Today’s Lunch – Healthy, Tasty and Filling!

  1. Rachel White says:

    Hi Jen,

    I love to read your posts, they do entertain me and I especially love the recipe one’s. Always after hints and tips, and I especially miss cake bake weeks at work. Life is so much more fun with cake involved! I’m off to try this summer delight…take care Rx

  2. jenieveve says:

    Thanks Rach for your lovely comment! I’m glad that my posts are being enjoyed 🙂 Let me know what you think of the butter bean recipe! I miss cake bake weeks too – I reckon you should set up your own blog so we can swap cake recipes! 😉 xx

  3. pickleshlee says:

    Ooh, I want to try this one! I had a meal the other night that was grilled chicken on a bed of grilled chorizo and butterbeans (chorizo not so healthy, I know) and I am determined to recreate it!

    We’re out in France now and intending to eat health salads and limit dairy and wheat (how good are we??) so keep sharing the recipes!!

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