This marinated bean salad with giant white beans can be served as a delicious vegan appetizer or as a side dish to for example a raw salad.
As with all dried beans, try to find the freshest ones. They will cook better and faster. 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, and you could even try mashing the beans for a white-bean dip as an alternative. It keeps for a week in the fridge. You can freeze any leftovers in small containers.
Combined with grains, for example a slice of freshly baked whole wheat bread, beans provide you with complete protein as well.
Start by preparing and cooking the beans:
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! Serve in a small bowl along with some black and green olives for a super tasty, and healthy, appetizer.
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