Italian White Bean Salad

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Note 1: OR borlotti beans, washed, picked over and soaked overnight or for at least 6 hours Serve this delicious salad warm in the winter or chilled in the summer.
  2. It makes a wonderful main dish.
  3. Drain the beans and combine with the white or yellow onion, the chopped garlic, the water and the bay leaf in a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hours.
  4. Add salt to taste and half the minced garlic, cover and cook 30 min to an hour, or until tender.
  5. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  6. Meanwhile, combine 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 C water in a bowl; add the red onion.
  7. Add more water to cover if necessary and soak 30 minute.
  8. Drain.
  9. Mix together the lemon juice, vinegars, remaining garlic; mustard and 3/4 C cooking liquid from the beans.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust the seasonings.
  11. Toss with the beans in a salad bowl, along with the red onion, bell pepper, herbs, pepper and more salt to taste. Serve warm or chilled.
Most Helpful

3 5

I really wanted to like this, since it has so many things in it that I really enjoy. However, the sage was really overpowering- so much so that I lost the flavor of the other ingredients. If I were to make again, I'd cut way back on the sage, and add a bit more vinegar. Thanks for posting!