Legendary Dishes | Salata de Fasole Boabe (bean salad)


This Romanian bean salad is ideally made with fresh beans but it is often made with reconstituted dried white beans. Cucumber and dill salad is a constant on Balkan menus, combined with beans this is a meal in itself.


  • 400 g cucumbers, peeled, sliced
  • 200 g white beans, cooked
  • 75 g red pepper, chopped large
  • 50 g scallions / spring onions, sliced
  • 15 g dill


  • 100 ml oil
  • 15ml vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 5 g black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp salt

Dissolve salt in the vinegar, stir in mustard and pepper, add to oil. Pour into a clean jar and shake vigorously.

Combine the beans with the cucumbers, onions and peppers in a large bowl, add the vinaigrette and mix thoroughly.

Serve garnished with the dill.