Chef David Bancroft’s Butterbean Salad

Serves 10

This fresh, creamy buttermilk salad is destined to become a picnic staple—especially when topped with bacon or okra

Photo: Maggie Armstrong


  • Dressing

    • 1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise

    • ½ cup buttermilk

    • ½ cup full-fat sour cream

    • 5½ oz. goat cheese

    • 3 garlic cloves

    • Juice of 1 lemon, plus zest

    • 10 basil leaves

    • Salt, to taste

    • Pepper, to taste

  • Salad and Assembly

    • 3 lb. blanched (and then chilled) butter beans

    • 4 ears sweet corn cut from the cob

    • Basil


  1. For dressing:

    Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

  2. For salad and assembly:

    Pour dressing over butter beans and corn. Fold and chill. Garnish with basil before serving.



  3. Tip: This also tastes delicious topped with crispy bacon.

Meet the Chef

Recipe from chef David Bancroft of Acre in Auburn, Alabama

David Bancroft is a renaissance chef, an innate multitasker who farms, forages, hunts, goes fishing, and cooks—and incorporates into his culinary network the sustainably minded purveyors he meets along the way. (Or through his expertly curated Instagram account.) All of his legwork pays off, in the form of elevated Alabama classics, including a fresh white BBQ sauce made with—what else?—Duke’s Mayonnaise.