The recipe itself is not difficult to make it, but it was for me. On May 5th. I prepared Lombia from Morocco. I used half of the beans for Lombia and the other half for this salad. In Turkish, white bean salad is Beyaz Fasulye Salatasi and this was confirmed by a person from Birecik.
The reason why I had difficulties with the recipe was, first: I am not very familiar with the local ingredients, second: It took me two days to finally have this salad. You know how it is, when you have to soak in water, those beans…Then, for some odd reason, I could not understand the mix of Za’atar and Sumac. The description of the two are below. I could not locate Sumac at the store, so this is a substitute. Za’atar is a mix of herbs, like thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and others with Sumac. This is used in Middle Eastern cuisine.
Za’atar: 1 tsp thyme, 1 or 2 TBSP sesame seeds and 1 tsp of Sumac
(Sumac: Lemon zest and salt)
1. start making your Za’atar., then add Sumac to your Za’atar.
2. add 1. to your white beans.
We eat just this for dinner.