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Fasolia Salata – A Greek Bean Salad Recipe

I love beans. They are cheap, healthy and full of fiber and protein. However, I don’t like eating bean soup when I am at work as it can become quite messy for me. If you are like me, this fasolia salata comes handy to your everyday dietary program. Fasolia salata (φασόλια σαλάτα) or else salata me fasolia is the name of the Greek traditional bean salad.

Beans are near to the base of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid which means it is ideal to consume them at least twice a week. It is not always easy to follow this. So, I usually prepare fasolia salata during weekends and I eat this healthy salad at least twice during weekdays.

Quite simple to prepare, this easy bean recipe requires the following ingredients: dried beans, onions, parsley, Greek olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. It gives around 6 portions (400 calories per portion)

Fasolia salata recipe is ideal if you are a vegan or vegetarian as 100 grams of white beans provide around 9.7 grams of protein.

fasolia salata

Fasolia salata – Ingredients

  • 500 g of small white dried beans
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 200 ml of Greek olive oil
  • 100 ml of vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to make – Instructions

  1. Start this healthy recipe by taking a pot and soaking the beans the night before you will make this Greek bean salad.
  2. Replace with fresh water and bring to boil.
  3. Boil well until the beans become soft for about 50 minutes.
  4. Strain them well.
  5. Cut the onions into fine slices.
  6. Chop up the parsley finely.
  7. Take a large bowl and put all the ingredients (beans, onions, parsley).
  8. Pour the Greek olive oil and vinegar and mix well.
  9. Add salt and pepper. Taste the salad and salt to taste.
  10. Serve

Ideal not only for a salad but also as a light snack, fasolia salata is my favorite weekday dish! If you love beans, you should also try this fasolada recipe. Enjoy!

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