Spaghetti and Salami Salad

A tasty lunch salad.


  • 250 g borlotti beans
  • 1lt water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 250 g spaghetti
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250 g red skin onions
  • 250 g salami (thinly sliced)
  • 125 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 125 ml olive oil
  • 2 tblsp finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Soak the borlotti beans overnight in the cold water.
  2. Transfer the beans and the soaking water to a large pan.
  3. Add the bay leaf and bouguet garni, bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain and discard the bay leaf and bouquet garni.
  5. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain, rinse briefly under cold water and drain again.
  7. Peel the onions, cut in half lengthways, then thinly slice crossways.
  8. Cut the salami into thin strips.
  9. Place the beans, spaghetti, onions and salami in a salad bowl.
  10. Beat together the vinegar, paprika and oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Pour the dressing over the salad.
  12. Leave to stand for 10 minutes, then stir in the parsley.


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