Piyaz: A Non Traditional Bean Salad
Recipe type: Grains & Pulses
Cuisine: Turkish
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Serves: 4
This is a very casual salad where you put in what takes your fancy and leave out any of the ingredients that don't interest you. The basis of the salad will still hold up and be very tasty. This salad is great to make the night before but is also very good made just before eating.
  • 1½ cups cooked beans, drained
  • 2 medium to large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped (optional)
  • ½ small onion, chopped finely
  • ¼ tsp salt or more to taste
  • A good splash of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • A few drops of lemon juice, vinegar or balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • ¼ tsp pul biber or isot (chipotle) flakes
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley, mint or basil
  • A few black olives
  1. Drop the beans, tomatoes, peppers and onion into a bowl, preferably with a lid.
  2. Sprinkle some salt over the salad ingredients and a splash of olive oil and if possible, leave it overnight for the tomato and pepper juices to run out and permeate the beans.
  3. Before eating, add the desired spices and herbs.
  4. Add lemon juice or vinegar if required. Personally we prefer it without.
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/piyaz-a-non-traditional-bean-salad/