White Bean Salad

White kidney beans are incredibly nourishing and a great natural anti-inflammatory. This simple Turkish recipe known as ‘Fasulye Piyazi’ is popular as a meze or salad for the family to share.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 2 cans of pre-cooked white kidney beans (or cannellini beans)
  • 1 can of black olives (stones removed)
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of cherry or plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • Handful of parsley finely chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs cut in halves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tsp sumac spice (optional)
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Drain the kidney beans and wash with cold water before placing in a bowl.
  2. Add the onion, tomatoes, olives and parsley to the bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper then mix well.
  4. Boil the eggs for 12-15 minutes so that they are hard boiled.
  5. Once the eggs are ready peal and cut into halves. Use these as garnish.
  6. Eat straight away or refrigerate to eat later.

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