Mediterranean Style Bean Salad

My all time favourite way of preparing vegetables is roasting them.  Depending on the vegetable, it could be a short or long process.  This salad includes roasted asparagus and grape tomatoes which really don’t take long at all.  Hence, a perfect weeknight meal.  If you follow Love and Lentils, you’ve probably realized my appreciation for simplicity, and I think that is seen in my meals as well.  Although this is so simple with few ingredients, the flavours are delicious together, and the best part is, you’ll have this on the dinner table in 25 minutes.  We had our bean salad with vegan smoked apple sage sausages by Field Roast (side note; best vegan sausages ever).  Not a single weird ingredient and absolutely delicious.  So, it was a lazy(ish) Monday…but it tasted amazing.

Mediterranean Style Bean Salad

Mediterranean Style Bean Salad

Serves 4-5


  • 2 small 398 ml cans organic cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, rinsed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, roughly chopped
  • kosher sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375ΒΊF.
  • Place asparagus and grape tomatoes onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground pepper overtop.


  • Place asparagus and tomatoes in the oven and roast for 15 minutes, or until asparagus is slightly tender and browned.
  • Prepare your vinaigrette by combining olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and salt and pepper.  Mix with a fork to combine.
  • Chop the asparagus into 2″ long spears and combine in a large bowl with beans and tomatoes.  Top with vinaigrette and mix gently to combine.
  • Serve with grilled lemon wedges (I did this using a pan on the stove).
  • Enjoy!

Mediterranean Style Bean Salad


  1. Oh this sounds wonderful and your photo’s are so beautiful!!

    • Oh, thanks Suzanne! Revamping the little photo studio with my husband’s help. Hoping it translates into nicer photos!

  2. This looks divine – and so filling!

  3. That looks beautiful! Absolutely love the colors and the simplicity.

  4. Looks so good!

  5. How lovely! I love roasted veggies too, especially tomato. And you can’t beat a simple lemon herb dressing either!

  6. Yum.

  7. this looks amazing!

  8. Fabulous colours. I love roasted veggies! Thanks for following my blog Vohn’s Vittles – you are most welcome. Vohn x
    P.S. Love you blog’s name!

  9. Lovely photos! Roasted asparagus is one of my favorite foods.

  10. Ooh this looks great. And Field Roast vegan sausages are AMAZING! I just discovered them a few months ago and I am in love!

    • Hi Jenny,
      Thanks for stopping by. I also just discovered them. I never eat ‘fake meats’ but they looked great and I wanted something quick one night, wow, they are delicious!!!

  11. Nice picture of a delicious dish…excellent:)

  12. Roasting is also my favourite way of preparing veggies – best way to bring the flavour out!

  13. Simple and delicious!! I have to admit, however; that every time I try to roast veggies they don’t turn out. Of course, I’ve only tried twice, so maybe I just need to give it another chance. Lovely photos chica! Celeste πŸ™‚

  14. We love roasting too Sophia! Especially Brocolli and Courgette, which we either munch or put in a lasagne or quiche. We’ve recently started roasting aubergine before adding it to a curry. It really brings out the flavours in the vegetables!

  15. This salad looks so perfect! I love white bean salads and I am sure this one is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  16. A tasty simple meal,…Yum Yum Yummm!

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