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Serves :

Preparation Time :
45 minutes

Cooking Time :
1 hour 30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Drain and rinse the beans. Cover with water and boil rapidly for 15 minutes, then drain, rinse and cover with fresh water.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes until just tender, adding salt during the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Drain the beans again and put in a serving bowl.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients, season and whisk until thick. Pour it over the beans while they are still warm, mixing well. Leave the beans to cool.
  • Cut the palm hearts crossways into 1 cm / ½ inch diagonal slices. Add to the beans with the remaining ingredients.
  • Toss well, then leave to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving. 


  • 200 grams black kidney or turtle beans, soaked overnight
  • 500 grams palm hearts, drained
  • 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and diced finely
  • 4 spring onions, green parts included, diced finely
  • 2 fresh red or green chilli, deseeded and sliced finely
  • 5 tablespoon finely chopped coriander or parsley


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