© Fredrika Stjärne
Active Time
45 MIN
Total Time
2 HR 30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 8

The secret to this delicate and refreshing butter bean salad is the dressing, made with cold, tangy buttermilk, olive oil and lime juice. The Lees call it "the flavors of a Southern summer."  More Dishes with Beans

How to Make It

Step 1    

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the butter beans and cook until they are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans under cold running water. Drain well and pat the beans dry.

Step 2    

In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lime juice and buttermilk; season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the beans, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Fold in the mint before serving.

Make Ahead

The butter bean salad can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Add the chopped mint just before serving.

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