Boys’ bean salad

BoysåÕ bean salad




  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • half a teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • Salt and pepper


  • 400g tin bean mix, strained
  • 80-100g sliced deli ham, pulled apart
  • half a cup cucumber, diced
  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled
  • half a cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4-6 Kalamata olives, halved



To make the dressing:

Add all ingredients to a small jar with a pinch of salt and pepper. Put the lid on tightly and shake vigorously until slightly thickened and cloudy. Set aside.

To make the salad:

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and drizzle over made dressing, toss to combine and serve.



  • Between my 7 year old and 3 year old, they make this on their own (under my watchful eye of course!) Max slices while Alex crumbles the cheese and pulls the ham apart. It’s a very yummy salad I don’t mind eating at all.
  • If your olives have pips, simply squash with your palm and then tear them in half removing the pip- something we all love to do.
  • If olives don’t work for you, try nuts or dried cranberries.
  • Recipe created by Camilla Baker for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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