By Annacia on December 27, 2006
Photo by French Tart
Photo by French Tart
"This is an excellent bean salad. Nice as a first course for dinner or as lunch plate. Times do not include soak or stand time."
Serving Size: 1 (79 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I also used canned beans and found this recipe to be super easy to put together and so bright and flavorful! The leftovers were whizzed in the food processor with a little sour cream and made a delicious dip for veggies and whole wheat chips. Will definitely do this one again and again! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was very good, but I agree with using less oil. I also used canned great northern beans, cooked some bacon and cooked the onions in the bacon."
"This was yummy. I followed other reviewers by halving the oil and sauteeing the onion. I also doubled the parsley. Nice combo of flavors."
"I really enjoyed this recipe. So easy using canned beans but I did cut in half the olive oil and the cayenne pepper. I love beans and will be making this again. Thank you for sharing."
"Great salad! Would be a great addition to a picnic lunch or potluck. Nice, light yet filling!"
"I made a couple of changes to this recipe. I used canned northern beans. I also cooked the onion & added some preserved lemon. DH loved it. Made for Ramadan Tag"
"Great salad - a meal in itself."
"Great, lemon and cumin flavor. I Substituted Fresh Cannellini Beans from the garden and turned out GREAT. I tagged this recipe and what a great choice it was. Thanks for posting, this one is on it's way to my Salad Cookbook."
"Great recipe, Annacia, but I'm also very grateful to the photographers who enticed me to try it, and suggestions from several earlier reviewers. If you're working full time, who isn't going to look for shortcuts so, yes, I used canned (cannellini) beans! I also used only 3 tablespoons of oil - which was ample - and omitted the cayenne pepper or rather substituted it with freshly ground black pepper (personal taste preference). Just loved the blend of the olive oil, lemon juice and cumin in the dressing: love all those ingredients. And I'm certainly keeping in mind Evelyn/Athens' suggestion of adding some canned tuna (or salmon, I'm thinking, and some dill) to this recipe to turn it into a fabulous summer one dish meal. Made for the Went to the Market Tag Game. Thanks for sharing this recipe!"
"From a Hannukah menu posted in Bon Appetit, Dec. 2006. Glad you saved me the trouble of posting it!"
"I also used canned beans--using cannelini instead of great northerns. I don't usually like cumin that well, but it was so good with this that I ended up adding a bit more."
"Very, very nice. I used cannelini beans. Made exactly as per recipe but added 2 tins of tuna to turn it into a substantial main to take to the beach with us. We all loved it - but then I knew we would. Great recipe!"
"I must confess to cheating and using tinned beans for this recipe (it's too hot to cook real ones!) I used 2 tins of cannelini beans and 2 of chickpeas, but used the dressing as in the original recipe. It's a very good combination."
"Excellent!! I made this with Flageolets beans, as I did not have any Haricot Blancs.....which I think are the same as the beans listed! I also cut down a bit on the oil - I used 3 tablespoons instead of 6 tablespoons, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe! I served them straight from the bowl and not on lettuce leaves, as I already had a side salad with the meal."
"WOWZERS! This is like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Cumin is one of my least favorite spices and yet I truely LOVED it in this. I used a can of beans to make it easier and boiled them with the bay leaves for 15 minutes. I used the juice of 1 lemon and only 3 tbsp of oil. I used cilantro instead of parsley which I think was an excellent choice. I also only used 1/4 tsp of cayenne as I was afraid of burning my taste buds off. I served it over romaine lettuce. I will be making this often! Thanks for a keeper recipe Annacia! Made for Zaar Tag."