Lunch ideas: Smoky bean salad


I save a lot of money making my lunch for work rather than buying it but after a while you can get bored of the same old thing. I cooked this up the night before. Luckily I had a bottle of Bonanza to hand which I used as my dressing. Bonanza is a spicy, smoky sauce from The Happy Chilli Company. It made an ordinary packed lunch much more exciting.


wpid-dsc_1073.jpgServes 2

  • 300g mixed dried beans (I used Great Scot Salad Bean Mix)
  • 200g kidney beans
  • 100g sweetcorn
  • 2 or 3 tbsp Bonanza

12 hours before – You will need to soak your dried beans in water for a minimum of 12 hours before cooking. 

Cook your dried beans to the packet instructions (normally boil for 10 minutes and then simmer for 90 minutes). Towards the end of cooking, microwave your kidney beans and sweetcorn.

Mix the lot together in a tub or bowl and add the Bonanza sauce. Stir in well. Can be kept in the fridge for up to two days.


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