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White Beans Salad - فاصوليا متبلة

This is a very easy salad to prepare. This kind of vegetarian food is called 'ate3 or aateh' in Lebanon, meaning without meat and in oil. It is very delicious when served with pita bread, green onions on the side and radishes. For a quick serve I used a can, but you can soak beans overnight and cook them then prepare the salad. I used fresh cilantro because I am huge fan of fresh cilantro, but a lot of people use parsley.

1 can (15 oz) of cooked white beans (washed and drained)
1 small onions chopped (or green onions/scallions)
1 crushed clove of garlic
1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
Juice of one lemon
Some olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

In a small bowl, add the garlic, lemon juice and drizzle some olive oil, then add the beans, onions and cilantro or parsley. Mix them all together and voila!
You can adjust the lemon juice and olive oil to taste too.


  1. Looks really delicious ... and really simple to make .. Laila ..

  2. really nice and cool salad for hot days when you do not feel like cooking..healthy and delicious.

  3. Turkish Kitchen, Laila, Summer: thank you so much for your lovely comments :)

  4. Marhaba Mag

    every time I visit your blog, you refresh my memory with another forgotten recipe... I love this so much, I prepare the one with Tahini Sauce (Taratour) and I forgot completely about this .

    Thank you very much for sharing with us the best hidden secret of the Lebanese Cuisine

  5. Marhabtayn Arlette!
    I am glad that I am reminding you of all these recipes :) You are most welcome :)

  6. Today I am gonna cook lebanese: fried chicken balls with pistachios and this white beans salad..... I'll tell you.

    Best, Nikë

  7. Thanks Nikë for stopping by :) Enjoy the dishes you're about to cook :)

  8. Hello Mag, sorry for the delay in my answer, I was abroad, in the Black Forest -Germany, for some days :)

    I must say that this salad tastes VERY GOOD, we liked it so much that we will repeat it from now on, mostly during the summer. (I will post it in my blog next Sunday).

    I have even tried a variation (it can probably be also a typical lebanese salad !?): same as White Beans Salad but with Chickpeas instead white beans, with parsley instead cilantro, and with a yogurt. It was also VERY GOOD, even better the day after.

    I would like to prove some salad with lentils, do you have any other suggestion appart from Adas Moutabal?

    I like very much your dishes and your blog. Keep on cooking!!

    Best regards, Nikë

  9. This is a very interesting salad. I never heard of white bean salad. I'm used to eating white beans wth tomato soup with meat and rice (fasolia). I have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.



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