Lupini beans (Termos)


This was a favorite snack growing up; we’d buy it from the cart vendors in the street  and  munch on them , leaving the skin aside. Apparently these beans were favored by the Romans and since we had to contend with the Romans for a few centuries, that would explain why we are still eating them in Lebanon as part of a mezze table, often with a glass of arak. (arak is our national drink and its taste is similar to ouzo and pastis)

Lupini beans are sold in middle-eastern stores brined in jars. I would soak these in water a couple of times before consumption; they can also be prepared from dried beans.

If you are preparing them from dried beans, you should soak them for 24 hours then drain them; cook them for two hours  or longer until tender.

Then, soak them in cold water for 5 days, changing the water every day, until they are not bitter-tasting.

Add salt, and serve as a snack or part of a mezze.

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  1. diala
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    yummiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :))
    Happy 2010 Miss Joumana!! xx

  2. Posted December 31, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    merci pour ce partage et bonne année à toi, bisous

  3. Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love those beans!

    Happy New Year!



  4. Posted December 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Never had or seen those beans, they look so good!

  5. Posted December 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Les haricots préférés de notre gentleman cambrioleur français…Arsène Lupin…

  6. connie
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    i was born in spain and i used to eat them all the time they taste great and i still buy them here in the jars .

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