Bean Salad with Dried Fruit


60 min


5 persons




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The beans are generally boiled for quite a long period of time. In this recipe, I will give you a hint on how to reduce this time. The recipe of the salad is easy and the taste will exceed your expectations! This is not to mention the ingredients, which contribute to the taste of the dish!


  • beans : 1 cup
  • dried apricots : 0.5 cup
  • dried plums : 0.5 cup
  • raisins : 0.3 cup
  • onion : 2 piece
  • salt : 1 pinch
  • oil : 1 Tbsp

Metric Conversion

Stages of cooking

  1. Let us start with soaking the beans first. The recipe was offered by Julia Child and it really helps save cooking time and reduces it to one hour. What you will need is 1 cup of beans and 3 cups of cold water.

  2. Wait until the water with the beans boils and continue boiling for 2 minutes. Take the pot off fire, cover with the lid and leave for 1 hour. 

  3. This is how the beans should look like on this stage of the cooking process.


  4. Add 2 cups of cold water into the pot and boil on small fire until the beans are ready. Do not cover the pot with the lid!

  5. Wash the raisins and add hot boiling water for 3 minutes. Then rinse them and leave aside. Then wash dried plums and apricots and boil for about 3 minutes, then rinse the water. Chop the dried fruits.


  6. Take one onion and cut it into circles. Dredge them with flour on both sides.


  7. Fry on oil until the onion circles become golden.


  8. Take the second onion and chop it well. Fry on oil as well. 


  9. Rinse the beans and add salt with regard to your taste.

  10. Add the chopped fried onion. Mix the beans with the dried fruits.

  11. Before serving the salad, decorate it with the fried onion circles. This salad is very nutritious and healthy! Bon appétit!


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