Chunky Roast Pepper, Aubergine, Butter bean, Caper and Pesto Salad

A super fresh and summery salad packed with seasonal veg. Beautifully sweet roasted peppers and silky aubergine–tossed in my favourite basil pesto.

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What’s in the mix?

Chunky, creamy butter beans to make the salad more substantial
Pine nuts for nutty crunch–but sunflower/pumpkin seeds are a brilliant alternative
Punchy capers–add a zing

Greens–I love to add sweet pea shoots or peppery rocket and then lots of fresh herbs–basil, thyme, mint all work really well.

It’s a super simple salad, but absolutely delicious. I love to serve it with fresh bread or crispy potatoes. YUM!

Love, Niki xxx

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Chunky Roast Pepper, Aubergine, Butter Bean, Caper and Pesto Salad

A super fresh and summery salad packed with seasonal veg. Beautifully sweet roasted peppers and silky aubergine–tossed in my favourite basil pesto.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
2-4 servings
4 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 3 red/yellow/orange peppers sliced in half and de-seeded
  • 2 aubergines cut into long strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Big pinch sea salt

For the pesto

  • 30 g basil
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 50 g water

For the salad mix

  • 1 can butter beans drained
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp capers–I used large
  • Handful pea shoots or rocket leaves
  • Fresh herbs–mint thyme, basil
  • Pinch of sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Pre heat your oven to 180c
  • First, roast the peppers and aubergine by adding to a baking tray with the oil and salt. Bake approx 30–35 minutes until soft and a little charred. Set aside.

To make the pesto

  • Add all the ingredients to a mini chopper or food processor and blitz to a chunky paste.

To serve

  • Add the roast veg and butter beans to a large bowl, add a few tbsps of the pesto and toss to combine.
  • Top with handfuls of leaves and fresh herbs. Sprinkle some capers and toasted pine nuts over the top.
  • Add more pesto and a sprinkle sea salt flakes if you want to.
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