Paimpol salad

Paimpol salad
This warm Paimpol salad captures the flavours of Brittany with mussels and white beans. These are combined with crunchy slices of baby courgette.
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Last modified on: August 7th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:BrittanySaladWhite beansCocoPaimpolWarmLand and sea
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12 hours 47 min.35 min.13 hours 22 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 12 hours
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #1
The day before, put 300 g white haricot beans to soak in cold water overnight.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #2
Also the day before, or when you start the recipe, prepare and cook 300 g mussels, as for mussels marinière, for example.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
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Cook the pre-soaked beans in boiling water until tender.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #4
Drain and keep hot.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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Thinly slice 1 spring onion (scallion).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #6
Rinse and slice 200 g courgette – choose baby courgettes if possible that are still nice and crunchy.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #7
Dice 2 slices bread...

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #8
...and fry in a frying pan with 30 g butter until golden brown.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #9
Put the beans into a salad bowl (while still hot, if possible) with the courgettes, spring onion and chopped parsley.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #10
Then add the croutons (also still hot, if possible) and the mussels.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Paimpol salad : Photo of step #11
Finish by adding 5 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette). Mix well and serve without delay.
Of course, for this recipe to be authentic it needs Paimpol coco beans, but any similar beans will do fine, such as white haricot or the "lingots du nord" shown in the photos.
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,601 Kcal or 6,703 Kj97 gr159 gr96 gr
80 %37 %15 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj9 gr14 gr9 gr
7 %3 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
267 Kcal or 1,118 Kj16 gr26 gr16 gr
13 %6 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 3.41 €
  • Per person : 0.57 €

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