Marinated Giant White Beans

Let

  • 250 g of dried giant white beans soak in 1 l of water for about 12 hours.

Drain and rinse. Then add

  • 750 ml of fresh water and
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves and bring to a boil.

Cook at low to medium heat for about 1 hour until soft. Add

  • ½ tsp of sea salt and let simmer for a couple of minutes more. Then let drain.

For the vinaigrette, combine

  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar,
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice,
  • 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil,
  • 4 tbsp of chopped capers,
  • 2 large cloves of crushed garlic,
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano,
  • 1 tsp of dried marjoram,
  • 1 tsp of dried basil (or a hand full if fresh),
  • ½ tsp of dried rosemary and
  • ½ tsp of dried thyme.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Combine vinaigrette and hot beans and let marinate for a couple of hours.

Serve with lettuce and tomatoes.

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