I have a feeling none of you would wanna come over for this butter beans recipe if you knew how much fun I had making it.

I was dancing around my kitchen to 80’s music. Dancing around like that babysitter in Honey I Shrunk The Kids….and I had the bright idea to toast some sesame seeds for a batch of holiday cookies I was about to bake.


But as soon as I took the seeds out of the oven- the fragrant toasted sesame dots had me beyond excited and all I could think about was what else I could make with them.

Since my tummy was rumbling and I didn’t want to wait for my cookies to bake, I tossed together this quick n’ easy salad and dumped in a heck of a lotta toasted sesame seeds.



When I say, the more seeds, the better….I’m SO serious.

The more, the better, people.

I think I tossed in 4 Tbsp. and just chomped away- it’s like a homemade tahini in your mouth without a food processor.

Yes, I’m classy like that.

Told ya, you wouldn’t wanna come over and see me making this in action.



You’ll love it.

Enough said.

Go eat.

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Holiday Butter Bean Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. Toast sesame seeds in a large skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Steam peas and corn in a steamer basket on the stove top over medium heat until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, toss beans, corn, peas and spinach with olive oil. sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice; toss again.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl; garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Butter Bean Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1684IU34%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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