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Cannellini Bean Salad with Bacon and Onion

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  • Dried Cannellini Beans – 1 1/2 cups
  • Bacon Rashers – 2
  • Onion – 1, quartered
  • Garlic Cloves – 3, peeled
  • Thyme – 2 sprigs
  • Olive Oil
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 tblsp
  • Parsley – 3 tblsp, chopped


  1. Place the dried beans in a bowl and cover with plenty of cold water.
  2. Soak for about 12 hours.
  3. Drain and transfer to a pan.
  4. Trim rind from the bacon and add it to the pan.
  5. Add half the onion, 2 garlic cloves and thyme.
  6. Cover generously with cold water and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 40 minutes or until the beans are tender.
  8. Dice the bacon and remaining onion.
  9. Sauté in 1 tblsp oil, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and lightly coloured and the bacon slightly crisp.
  10. Drain the cooked beans and transfer to a bowl.
  11. Add the bacon and onion.
  12. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Keep aside to cool.
  14. When cool, add a little extra oil if required.
  15. Add the lemon juice and parsley.
  16. Stir well and serve.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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