This marinated bean salad with giant white beans can be served as a delicious vegan appetizer or as a side dish with for example a raw vegetable salad.
When cooking with beans, and especially when using dried beans, it's important to always try to find the freshest ones. They will cook better and faster.
Try to find a store where they sell a lot of dried legumes, for example a Mediterranean or other ethnic food store.
This is a very simple dish to make. (You could even try mashing the beans for a white-bean dip as an alternative.) The bean salad keeps for a week in the fridge. You can freeze any leftovers in small containers.
Start by preparing and cooking the beans:
Make the marinade:
This dish gets better and better after the flavors are allowed to blend, but you can of course nibble away at once if you wish!
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