Black Beans with Eggs and Prosciutto


  • cups dried black beans, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 ounces sliced ( inch) prosciutto, cut into 1 by ¼-inch strips
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
  • Chopped fresh parsley and ripe tomato wedges for garnish


Cook the beans in fresh cold water to cover over low heat until tender but not mushy, about 45 minutes. The beans tend to firm up a bit after cooking, so cook them to the soft side of tender rather than the firmer side. Drain the beans and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Toss with enough olive oil to coat, then chill.

Add the remaining oil, the onion, and vinegar to the beans and toss to coat and combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I like these a bit peppery. Sprinkle with the prosciutto and eggs. Garnish with parsley and tomato wedges if you like.