Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 cups dry white beans -- soaked overnight

  2. 1 yellow onion -- peeled, halved, -- and stuck with

  3. 2 whole cloves

  4. 1 bay leaf

  5. 1 teaspoon salt

  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

  7. 1/2 cup green Spanish olives -- pitted and sliced

  8. 2 red peppers -- roasted, seeded, -- and diced

  9. 1 European seedless or 6 Kirby cucumbers -- peeled, seeded, -- and diced

  10. 1 bunch scallions -- washed, sliced thin

  11. 6 Italian roma tomatoes -- cored, seeded, and diced

  12. 1 bunch fresh parsley leaves -- cut chiffonade

  13. 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  14. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Drain, rinse and drain white beans. Place in a medium heavy saucepan and add onion halves (with cloves), bay leaf, and enough water to cover by an inch. Bring to the boil, reduce to barely a simmer, cover and cook 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper, and a little more water if none is visible when you tilt the pan, and cook another 20 to 30 minutes until beans are creamy inside but still intact. Drain and remove onions and bay leaf. Let cool. Place white beans in a large bowl with olive, peppers, cucumbers, scallions and tomatoes. Make vinaigrette by placing vinegar in a small bowl and slowly drizzling in olive oil while whisking to form an emulsion. Pour vinaigrette over beans and vegetables, add parsley, and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve at room temperature.


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