White Bean, Cevapcici and Tomato Salad

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White bean, cevapcici and tomato salad is a simple but tasty food that is very quick and easy to prepare and bursting with flavours. It is perfect for a lunch or supper with your family. Cevapcici (aka Cevapi) is a type of casing-less, finger-sized sausage from the Balkans and southeastern Europe. I made white beans from the scratch with Instant Pot. It's cheaper, healthier and more flavourful, but a canned variety works just fine too. The cooking time can vary depending on the variety of white bean and quantity you're using. Instead of cevapcici, you can use shrimp or tuna for the salad too.

  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pink salt and black pepper
  • 60 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g Dried white beans
  • 750 ml Water
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 200 g Cooked cevapcici leftover, sliced
  • 125 g Grape tomatoes, halved
  • A handful of baby salad leaves or mixed herbs (such as tarragon, parsley and arugula)
  1. Whisk vinegar with garlic, mustard and sugar, then season with pink salt and black pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil until emulsified and thick.
  2. Combine white beans, water, salt, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and bay leaf in your instant pot. Lock the lid, and turn the valve to sealing. Select 'pressure cook' and cook for 12 minutes. Once cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally on its own. Strain and set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add in the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil and brown the sliced cevapcici on both sides. Turn off the heat and add beans to the skillet with half the dressing, gently toss to warm through, then transfer to a large serving platter.
  4. Add in tomatoes and herbs and gently toss to combine. Serve with remaining dressing.

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Annie's Journal 13/4/21 09:18

Thank you for this recipe:) We love white beans but the two ladies in our house are not keen on the balkan dried sausage which our neighbor gave us! ...and I didn't know what best way to use this either. Your recipe seems to be the wonderful solution:) Grateful for the inspiration:)

Anncoo Journal 13/4/21 11:31

That's a beautiful and healthy salad. Looks yummy too!

Tom 13/4/21 12:12

...your dishes are works of art, yum!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 13/4/21 13:03

white beans is a staple in my home since we don't eat meat, this is a nice addition to our salad menu thanks!!

Chef Mimi 13/4/21 13:58

I thought it was a typo at first! I’ve never heard of these sausages! And this is exactly why I love blogging. There’s always more to learn. Now hopefully I can find these. Love salads with greens and white beans, love the tomatoes and herbs. Thanks!

Martha 13/4/21 14:22

How beautiful Angie! This looks like a perfect springtime meal.

Brian 13/4/21 14:58

That is a very pretty salad and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

Nancy Chan 13/4/21 15:00

Another beautiful and healthy salad to enjoy.

Kitchen Riffs 13/4/21 16:07

I've never had cevapcici -- sounds like something I'd enjoy. And I know I'd enjoy this salad -- loads of tantalizing flavor. Thanks!

Eva Taylor 13/4/21 16:30

What a lovely salad, really bright flavours and colours. This dish reminded me of our early travels through Europe, I think we were in Germany or Austria and we were nearing the end of our vacation. In those days, restaurants served mainly meat and potatoes and although I enjoy meat, I don’t like to eat it every day. I remember ordering a salad (in those days we didn’t have Google translate and the menus were in German and it came with some kind of stewed beef!
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/

Jeff the Chef 13/4/21 16:34

This salad is a whole meal, for sure. I love beans and sausage together.

bread&salt 13/4/21 17:57

Very yummy salad. We call it this salad "Piyaz" in here. We love it very much and Whenever we want it, we prepare it. Dear friend presentation is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Pam 13/4/21 18:00

I love white beans in salads. This beauty looks hearty & delicious.

lisa is cooking 13/4/21 21:36

I have some arugula and basil growing well right now. They'd be great in this! I love a flavorful bean salad.

Raymund 14/4/21 03:00

This looks good Angie!

foodtravelandwine 14/4/21 03:06

I love it!....I will make it with vegetarian sausages...it reminds me a dish that I used to eat in my childhood....and I love instant pot too....it is great friend in my kitchen for legumes and everything!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Evi Erlinda 14/4/21 06:29

I love bean, I will give it a try by using shrimps instead oh sausage.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 14/4/21 07:21

I have to admit that I have never come across cevapcici before, or cooked with white beans, so this would be a real 'shot in the dark' meal for me to make!

I checked out the sausage and that sounds quite nicely spiced, however the white beans just look and sound a bit tasteless and I'm not sure that hubbie wouldn't turn his nose up at them. Perhaps I'll buy some and just add a few to a meal to see if he notices :)

As always, your presentation looks great and thanks for sharing :)

DEZMOND 14/4/21 09:43

Cevapi or cevapcici are actually one of our national dishes here in Serbia LOL I don't eat them, of course, as a vegetarian, but they are immensely popular both among the people and tourists. They've no connection with sausage, though and are usually very small, finger sized. I bet you have a Balkan restaurant or shop somewhere near you :)

Tanza Erlambang 14/4/21 12:10

I don't know about cevapcici.... I should try it.

2pots2cook 14/4/21 14:15

Yummy combination o flavours !

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 14/4/21 14:28

There is a Serbian restaurant that we like that serves delicious cevapcici. Before going there I had never heard of it before. I love home cooked beans far better than the canned ones too. What a heart and delicious salad!

thepaintedapron.com 14/4/21 15:14

Great tip on using the Instant Pot for white beans, I am going to try that, thanks Angie!

judee 14/4/21 16:04

I love the look of this recipe and your presentation. Now that I've discovered vegan sausage, I can try recipes that call for sausage. Funny, I just cooked up a batch of white beans in my Instant Pot.

Amy (Savory Moments) 14/4/21 21:24

This is both lovely and so hearty! I love the idea of beans in a salad like this.

Julie 16/4/21 03:11

Looks a filling and protein packed meal dear.. Flavorful too!

tigerfish 21/4/21 22:54

Casing-less sausage is not new to me, but Cevapcici is new!

Noob Cook 26/4/21 04:29

A beautiful, healthy, filling and wholesome salad. You're eating so well at home!


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