Warm White Bean Salad

Warm White Bean Salad Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A pressure cooker shortens the overall cooking time for dried beans. Be sure to soak them in advance. This softens the beans and helps to ensure even cooking.

These go well with lamb.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
10 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 c
    great northern beans, or other white beans
  • 1
    yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 clove
    garlic, lightly crushed
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 large
    tomato, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 small
    red onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
    sherry vinegar, or to taste

How to Make Warm White Bean Salad


  1. Pick over and discard any misshapen beans and stones.
  2. Rinse the beans and drain.
  3. Place in a bowl, add water to cover generously and let soak overnight. Drain the beans and rinse.
  4. Put the beans in a pressure cooker and add the yellow onion, crushed garlic and bay leaf.
  5. Add water according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes.
  7. Let the cooker cool for 20 minutes, then release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  8. Transfer the beans and their cooking liquid to a large bowl, season with salt and let cool until just warm.
  9. Remove the yellow onion, garlic and bay leaf and discard, then drain the beans.
  10. Transfer to a serving bowl and add the tomato, red onion, minced garlic, basil, parsley, olive oil and vinegar.
  11. Stir gently and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve immediately.

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About Warm White Bean Salad

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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