Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese

Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese.
Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese. Photo: Jennifer Soo

Try this delicious recipe idea from Luke Mangan drawing on fresh seasonal produce.


4 fresh figs, halved.

1 tbsp butter.

350g butter beans, trimmed.

150g blue cheese, crumbled.

1/4 cup continental parsley leaves, roughly chopped.

1 1/2 tbsp good red wine vinegar.

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Place the figs on an oven tray cut-side up and dot with butter. Place under a grill and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned.

Meanwhile, steam the beans until just tender.

Transfer beans to a bowl and toss with the blue cheese, figs and half the parsley. Add the combined vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste and garnish with remaining parsley.