Haricot Bean and Onion Salad

Fasulye Piyazi

Preparation info

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Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

This salad is served everywhere in Turkey. In southeastern Turkey, pitta stuffed with salads made with haricots or chickpeas or black-eyed beans and onion are sold by street vendors. In Gaziantep and Şanlı Urfa there are also special salad snack bars.


  • 250 g/8 oz dried haricot beans, soaked overnight
  • 250 g/8


Boil the beans with 1 onion until the beans are tender. Cool in the liquid and drain.

Slice the remaining onions in fine rings, rub with salt, leave to rest for 3 minutes, then rub again, wash and squeeze out the juice. Chop the pickled cucumber the same size as the beans.

Mix the beans, onions and pickle together and arrange down the middle of a long serving dish. Surround with