White Bean Salad

Fasulye piyazı

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4

Appears in

Classic Turkish Cooking

By Ghillie Basan

Published 1995

  • About

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.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz/225 g haricot beans, soaked for 8 hours
  • 1 large red onion, quartered and finely sliced
  • 1 hot green pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • small bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

Method

  • 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.