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Grilled baby gem and bean salad

Grilled baby gem and bean salad

The perfect salad to bring to a braai.

  • Serves 4
  • Less than 45 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil
  • 10 baby potatoes, halved and boiled
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 1 packet (250g) fine green beans, blanched
  • ½ cup (125ml) low-fat yoghurt
  • Handful dill, chopped, plus extra for serving
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 can (410g) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 packets (6) baby gem lettuce, quartered
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry potatoes until golden.
  2. Season and remove from pan.
  3. Heat green beans in the same pan and season.
  4. Whisk yoghurt, dill and lemon juice together to make a dressing.
  5. Toss dressing with potatoes, green beans and cannellini beans.
  6. Just before serving, heat a griddle pan over high heat.
  7. Drizzle lettuce quarters lightly with oil and grill until charred.
  8. Remove and place on a serving dish.
  9. Top with potato mixture and scatter with extra dill. Serve with lemon wedges.
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