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Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad)

Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad), Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad)

Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad), Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad)

Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad)

This Turkish white bean salad recipe is otherwise known as Piyaz salad, and what a winning salad this is. 


Although its origins are from Turkey, this Piyaz salad pairs wonderfully with many other cuisines and flavours. It is pretty fabulous alongside kofte or this Middle eastern lamb and harissa pizza that I have shared with you before. Still, it really compliments just about any dish you can think of, and its health benefits are wondrous. 


A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for Mexican Chicken Tinga with you (I hope you have had a chance to try it). I almost always make this Piyaz salad to pair with it. Add in some crisp green salad leaves, and you have one helluva of a delicious dinner. Any leftovers will store well for lunches the next day.


You can use dried cannellini beans that you would soak overnight before cooking. Alternatively, if you can use tinned cannellini beans, rinsed very well. What I also love about this salad is that the prep time is no more than 10 minutes. This stands true to our desire to help you create beautiful food & enjoy it with the people you love without spending hours in the kitchen.


This salad is also jam-packed with antioxidants. You will be glowing from the inside out after enjoying this gorgeous Turkish white bean salad. 

What goes into this Turskish white bean salad? 


  • Cannelini beans are the main ingredient, and they are high in fibre and protein. It is both vegetarian and vegan friendly. 
  • Cherry tomatoes, red capsicums, and red onion are a primary dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene is linked to many health benefits, including reduced heart disease and cancer risk. These red gems are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – No other oil contains this diverse range of plant compounds and antioxidants in the amounts found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I use extra virgin olive oil in almost all of my cooking. You can read all about the health benefits of Evo over here with our good friends at Cobram Estate
  • Parsley – Rich in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamins A, K, and C, parsley may improve blood sugar and support heart, kidney, and bone health.
  • And lastly but not least is sumac which gives the pizzaz to the Piyaz. I think the world would be a better place if just about all dishes were sprinkled with sumac before serving. Sumac is also high in antioxidants. I hope you enjoy this very much.

    Love & care.




    Turkish white bean salad recipe for you (Piyaz salad)

    Serves 6, as a side dish

    For the salad

    1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    1 red onion, finely sliced
    Half punnet of cherry tomatoes halved
    1 red capsicum, de-seeded and cut into small cubes
    A large handful of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    1/4-1/2 teaspoon Aleppo chilli flakes or use dried chilli flakes
    Sea salt
    Freshly cracked black pepper
    1-2 teaspoons of sumac


    60 ml extra virgin olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
    Sea salt
    Freshly cracked black pepper

    To make the dressing, place all of the ingredients in a small jar. Place the lid on and shake well to combine.

    For the salad, combine the cannellini beans, red onion, tomatoes, capsicum and parsley together in a medium-sized preparation bowl. Use your clean hands to toss the ingredients to combine.

    Add in the dressing and mix with your hands to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.

    Transfer the Piyaz salad into your favourite salad bowl or platter and finish by sprinkling the sumac on top.


    n.b- Feta, crumbled and tossed through this salad, is a really lovely addition, although not traditional to the recipe.

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