Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an appetizer on the menu of a restaurant here in St. Louis called Aya Sofia. It's a cold bean salad, a traditional mediterranean dish. I loved it so much that I re-created it at home. The measurements are approximate, so adjust to your own taste. Time includes refrigeration.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stirring very gently with a spoon so as not to chop up the beans. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld.
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I have had the piyaz at Aya Sofia and this recipe duplicates it perfectly. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. (I was able to find sumac at Williams Sonoma, but before I found it I found lemon zest was a reasonable substitute.)

mkjung July 31, 2014