Warm Black Eyed Bean Salad

Warm Black Eyed Bean Salad

This Warm Black Eyed Bean Salad is a very easy dish. Black eyed beans are very easy to prepare and don’t need to be soaked overnight. If you like you can buy ready cooked black eyed beans in a tin to make a quick lunch. You can serve the warm beans with just a drizzle of olive oil, some lemon juice and a sprinkle of dill or you can experiment and add other ingredients you might like.

In order to make the beans skin a bit harder so they don’t fall to bits we will cook them twice. The recipe below serves 4 people and we have used cooked beetroot and lots of lemon juice for our salad.

Ingredients : 

  • 250gr black eyed beans
  • 8-10 tbsps olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsps fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Rinse the beans well and drain them.
  2. Add all the beans in a big saucepan and add water to cover them.
  3. Over low heat bring them to boil and as soon as the water starts boiling remove quickly.
  4. Drain all the water and put the beans back in the saucepan and cover with fresh cold water.
  5. Add a bit of salt and over low-medium heat bring the beans to the boil.
  6. Lower the heat and cook until nice and soft, about 20 minutes.
  7. Try and see if you beans are soft and drain the water.
  8. You can keep a few tablespoons of the cooking water and add later in your salad.
  9. In a large salad bowl mix the beans with all the ingredients your using, add the cooking water, olive oil and lemon juice and mix well.
  10. Serve warm and enjoy!
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