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Lupin Salad with Black Olives and Tomatoes

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Lupin (aka lupine or lupini) are a legume enjoyed in the Mediterranean region and they’re also very well known in Middle Eastern countries like Jordan and Egypt. They are high in protein, fibre, potassium, magnesium and many other minerals and vitamins. Around the same size as fava beans, these yellow legumes have a sweet, nutty flavor and firm, hearty texture. They are a nutritional powerhouse with nearly double the amount of protein that's in chickpeas.
Discover the delights of lupin beans in this colourful, nourishing salad. High in protein, lupin beans and boiled eggs together, make this meal deliciously healthy and filling. You can add or substitute other beans or legumes such as white beans, chickpeas, and French lentils, but keep the boiled eggs for nutritional balance.

  • 1 jar / 600 g Lupin beans, drained
  • 1 Small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • A handful of black olive
  • 20 g Flat parsley, chopped
  • 2 Eggs, boiled to your liking
  • 1 tsp Sumac, optional (I used it simply because I have them in the pantry)
  • 60 ml Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  1. In a mason jar, add olive oil, apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic, sea salt and black pepper. Screw the lid and shake the jar vigorously to mix the ingredients.
  2. Remove the shells of lupin beans if you don't like the chewiness of thick skin. Simply squeeze the bean between your thumb and index finger into a bowl, the skin should come right off with a little force.
  3. In a large salad bowl, add drained lupini beans, red onions, sliced tomatoes, and chopped parsley. Sprinkle the salad with sumac and drizzle with the prepared dressing. Toss gently to combine. Transfer them in a large platter and top with eggs and black olives.

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Lola Martínez 6/1/23 21:56

No me gustan los altramuces especialmente, pero en una ensalada son otra cosa. Bien acompañados y con una buena vinagreta, el plato es sabroso y completo.
Un beso.

The Happy Whisk 6/1/23 22:22

I've seen Lupin flour at the Co-Op awhile ago and the price was crazy high. The bean itself though, I'd buy that to try for sure. LOVE stuff like this. So fun to play.

DEZMOND 6/1/23 22:53

Never heard of lupin before but would love to try them! Those eggs look lovely in the salad!

Christine 6/1/23 23:29

This looks satisfying and delicious with the Lupins.

Pam 6/1/23 23:55

This is my kind of salad!!!

Tom 7/1/23 00:12

...this salad looks fabulous.

Brian's Home Blog 7/1/23 00:18

The salads you feature are almost too pretty to eat...but I'd manage. That one looks terrific!

J.P. Alexander 7/1/23 01:18

En mi pais se les dice a los lupinos chochos, Gracias la receta adoro los chocos. Te mando un beso.

Balvinder 7/1/23 01:46

Absolutely love this recipe. I have never used lupini beans, and now I want to go and get some right away.

Rose world 7/1/23 01:52

Never heard of see this lupin...

kathyinozarks 7/1/23 02:23

Looks delicious wasn't familiar with these beans

Grace 7/1/23 08:38

Me encantan estas ensaladas! Las hago con garbanzos o lentejas.
Gracias por esta sugerencia. Ya busqué donde encontrar lupinos.
Te pregunto: se deben cocinar o ya vienen pre cocidos.?
Gracias Angie!!
Buen fin de semana!
Un abrazo.

eileeninmd 7/1/23 11:52

The salad looks delicious, I love black olives too. Thanks for sharing. Take care, have a happy weekend.

Anonymous 7/1/23 13:19

Angie, I have never eaten a lupini bean but this recipe is so appetizing that I now will have a reason to try. Bernadette, New Classic Recipe

My name is Erika. 7/1/23 14:11

I haven't heard of lupin beans. But this salad looks soooo good. I like it doesn't have lettuce in it also. Happy weekend. hugs-Erika

Anonymous 7/1/23 15:17

My husband is from Egypt and YES lupine is something he loves ! I've never seen them in a salad. His family just eats them from the jar. Can't wait to try this Thanks Angie---It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 7/1/23 16:20

What a yummy, beautiful salad! A friend sent me a dried lupine bean once---I think they're supposed to be good luck! A good reason to make and eat this lovely salad.

No tot són postres 7/1/23 17:26

A delicious and a complete salad.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 7/1/23 20:03

my mother loved lupini beans and made the from dried all the time ... this looks wonderful and she would have loved this also

Lowcarb team member 7/1/23 22:53

I've not tried these beans, but good that you can use alternatives if required.

All the best Jan

Rainbow Evening 8/1/23 06:17

Lupin is new for me....
love Olive and Tomatoes... tasty

speedy70 8/1/23 13:04

Ottims insalata, perfetta dopo le feste!!!

The Yum List 8/1/23 13:07

I am going to have to goole lupin.

lolines 8/1/23 13:23

Que buena ensalada.

[Reply] 8/1/23 14:58

Another new ingredient to me, lupin sound wonderful!

Eva Taylor 8/1/23 19:26

I absolutely love lupin beans, I buy them when we have company as my other half isn't as fond of them. I hadn't thought to make them into a salad, but what a fabulous idea. Happy New Year Angie.

Evelyne CulturEatz 8/1/23 20:08

I rarely see lupin beans here but I'll be on the lookout. Such a great salad!

The-FoodTrotter 9/1/23 18:27

This salad is so cute and colorful! I honestly do not lupin, but I should try, maybe I'd love it :)


Voilà une salde terriblement gourmande ! Happy new year Angie

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 10/1/23 06:33

I have never seen or heard of Lupin Beans before, however I shall definitely have them on my radar in time for summer salad season.

A salad isn't a salad without hard boiled eggs that's for sure, so I was pleased that you included them in this dish, although I generally prefer mine a little firmer with none runny yolks. Hard boiled is just about the only way I will eat eggs and then I really enjoy them for some strange reason!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 10/1/23 13:26

Simple and hearty salad with a simple, clear, and tasty flavour - loving it!

Raymund 13/1/23 00:05

Loving all the elements on this salad

Valentina 15/1/23 00:15

Read this and then ordered Lupin beans online. Can't wait to try them. :-) ~Valentina

tigerfish 17/1/23 17:46

Your images came first, before I started reading and saw what it look like fava beans (love fava beans by the way) except they are yellowish. And there we are, you mentioned fava beans in your post! Next time I see lupine around, am gonna try it.


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