1 1/2 cups dried white beans
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 bay leaves
Soak beans overnight with two inches of water above them. Drain. In the morning put into saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Cook, just simmering, adding water if necessary, until beans are tender (about and hour).
Drain beans. Place in a bowl. Top with:
2 garlic cloves chopped fine
2-3 tab. lemon juice
1-3 tab. olive oil
1 cup sweet onion sliced thin (now in season!)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Toss well and refrigerate for an hour or two. See! Not much work expended here.