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

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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
The day before, put 300 g white haricot beans to soak in cold water overnight.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Paimpol salad
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.
Paimpol salad
Cook the pre-soaked beans in boiling water until tender.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Paimpol salad
Drain and keep hot.

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

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

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Paimpol salad
Dice 2 slices bread...

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

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Paimpol salad
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
Then add the croutons (also still hot, if possible) and the mussels.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Paimpol salad
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.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,591 Kcal or 6,661 Kj98 gr159 gr96 gr
80 %38 %15 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
141 Kcal or 590 Kj9 gr14 gr9 gr
7 %3 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
265 Kcal or 1,110 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Mollusc, Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 3.41 €
  • Per person : 0.57 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
White haricot beansWhite haricot beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Minestrone, Sausages with baked beans, French style, Cornouaillaise salad, Duo of slow-cooked pork, Cassoulet, ... All
MusselsMussels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Normandy seafood stew, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Mussels with beurre d'escargot, Quiche Bretonne, Curried mussels with cabbage, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable tartare, Greek-style stuffed courgettes, Rice and zucchini salad with paprika, Tomato and courgette tart, Baby courgette salad, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushroom velouté, Fried cheese toasties with avocado, Steamed leeks with morel sabayon, Mussels marinière, Passion fruit jellies, ... All
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