Cumin, Garlic and White Bean Salad

Cumin, Garlic and White Bean Salad

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6

Serve this garlic and cumin-flavored Middle Eastern bean side dish with grilled lamb chops or roasted chicken.


  • 2 cups Great Northern beans, soaked overnight
  • 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, sprinkled with salt, mashed and minced into a paste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the soaked beans into a large pot with 6 cups of fresh water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and place the beans into a shallow bowl.
  2. In the meantime, place the oil, lemon juice, parsley, cumin, and garlic into a bowl and whisk together until thoroughly blended.
  3. Drizzle the cumin and garlic mixture over the beans and then add a few pinches of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and then serve.


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