Usually made with haricot beans, this salad can also he made with lima, fava or soya beans. For festive occasions, beads of red caviar are folded into the salad.
8oz/225gharicot beans, soaked for 8 hours
1 large red onion, quartered and finely sliced
1hot green pepper, finely sliced
4clovesgarlic, finely chopped
small bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2hard-boiled eggs, quartered
Drain the beans, place them in a pan, and cover them in fresh water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer the beans for 30-40 minutes until tender but with a bite to them. Drain, and put them in a bowl. Add the onion, hot pepper, garlic and parsley. Mix the oil and lemon juice, season to taste and pour over the salad. Toss well, and garnish with the eggs.