This Turkish Bean Salad, known as ‘Fasulye Piyaz’ was one of the most memorable dishes to eat on my trips to Turkey. In Antalya where the dish is said to have originated, it’s a staple on any menu. Piyaz is a rich, creamy cold Mezze, infused with citrussy lemon and topped with eggs and herbs. It's quite something, healthy, hearty and suitably delicious! Served in a variety of ways, some with tahini, some without in a creamy yoghurt dressing. The white beans are elevated into something very special.
Normally served as small plates (Mezze), Piyaz is an essential choice when filling the table with tasty bites. Other must-try Turkish favourites include the divine carrot salad, beetroot & yoghurt salad and hummus - try my recipe for Black Hummus!