Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 quarts
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

In a bowl, mix together the bell peppers, parsley and onion. Stir in the beans, Aleppo pepper, oil, molasses, sea salt and lemon. Taste, and adjust the seasoning and flavorings if desired. This makes about 2 quarts piyas, which will keep, covered and refrigerated, up to 5 days.

Adapted from a recipe by Luqman Barwari, owner and chef of Nîroj Kurdish Cuisine in Agoura Hills. Pomegranate molasses and Aleppo pepper are generally available at Middle Eastern markets and well-stocked supermarkets, as well as online.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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