White bean salad, tomatoes, mint and lemons. Photography: Dan Peretz, style: Amit Farber
White bean salad, tomatoes, mint and lemons. Photography: Dan Peretz, style: Amit Farber

White Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Mint and Lemon

A fresh take on the white bean salad that belongs to Syrian Jews. White beans, tomatoes, lemons, mint, parsley, and peppers — it's hard to resist!

Ingredients for Bean Salad

For the salad:

  • 1 cup small white beans soaked overnight in a lot of water
  • 1 quart/ 1Liter water
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 12 small ripe tomatoes halved
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon
  • 1 red onion halved and sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 6 tiny lemons sliced
  • 1 hot chili peppers sliced (or any other quantity you prefer)
  • 3½ ounces (100 grams) Iraqi buffalo cheese

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 minced
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


Preparing the beans:

  • 1. Place the beans in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Skim the foam off the top, lower the flame a little and cook uncovered for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Drain, transfer to a bowl, and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the beans to keep them moist.

  • 2. Heat the oven to 390F/200ºC and line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Preparing the tomatoes:

  • 3. Place the halved tomatoes in the baking pan with the cut side facing up. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil on top and season with the sugar, coarse salt and black pepper.

  • 4. Roast the tomatoes for 15 minutes. Transfer them to a colander for a few minutes to release any excess liquid.

  • 5. Add the tomatoes and remaining salad ingredients to the bowl containing the beans. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well, pour the dressing over the salad, mix and serve.

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Variation: the Iraqi buffalo cheese can be substituted with crumbled feta cheese.

This recipe is courtesy of “HaShulchan” website


*שמנו לב שחסרים כמה פרטים קטנים להשלמת הפרופיל שלך ב־FOODISH, אפשר להוסיף אותם בקלות בעמוד המשתמש שלך.