White Beans with Fresh Herbs

1.5 cups dry white beans
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, minced
Small handful walnuts, toasted and chopped
Lemon zest from about 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
Large pinch of salt
Lots of freshly ground black pepper

Soak beans: place dried beans in a large pot and cover with about 3 inches of cold water. Set aside to soak for at least eight hours or overnight.

Drain soaked beans and return to pot. Cover generously with water and bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 – 1.5 hours, adding water as necessary and stirring occasionally, until tender.

Once beans are done, drain and place them in a medium sized bowl.

Add remaining ingredients to the beans and mix gently. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Cover tightly and chill until cold.

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