Flageolet Bean Relish

Flageolet beans are tiny, tender French kidney beans.

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Flageolet beans are tiny, tender French kidney beans.



  • 1 1/2 cups dried flageolet beans or 3 (151/2 oz.) cans small white beans
  • 1 small red onion, cut into small dice (3/4 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 roasted Anaheim peppers, peeled, seeded and diced (see Tip in Potato Napoleons, above)
  • 2 Tbs. sherry vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin


In large saucepan, place dried beans in cold water to cover. Cook over medium heat until beans are tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain beans and place in large bowl. If using canned beans, rinse and drain beans. Place in large bowl.

Add onion, garlic and peppers to beans in bowl; mix well. Stir in vinegar, oil, thyme and cumin. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Let stand about 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 374
  • Carbohydrate Content 53 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 12 g
  • Protein Content 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 13 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g