White Bean Salad (fasulye pilaki)


  • 1 c dried small white beans
  • 1 tbsp dill weed
  • 5 c water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lg. Onion chopped
  • 1-2 med. Carrots, scraped and chopped
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 sm. Clove garlic
  • 1 8 oz. Can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Wash the beans well and soak them overnight in five cups of water. The next morning, boil the beans in the water in which they were soaked. Continue boiling until the beans are tender (1 hr)

Sauté the onion, celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil, stirring until tender (about 15 min.). This should be done in a large saucepan. Add the parsley, dill and drained beans to the sautéed vegetables. Mix them well. Add the tomato sauce and lemon juice; simmer, stirring frequently, for 20 min. Salt and pepper to taste. Cool and serve chilled.

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