You know how some people have a bowl of nuts that sit on the counter? Or maybe a bowl of M&Ms, if you’re lucky? I remember my friend’s parents always having a bowl of cashews on their counter and I used to eat them until I was sick. Probably why I have a nut intolerance these days. That and the fact I used to eat almost a jar of almond butter every day. Were you around for those days of PaleOMG? Lots of almond butter talk back then. Well anyways, I like to have a bowl of beans ready for me at any moment. When you’re trying to eat more beans to keep your digestive track rocking, your skin glowing, and your nails growing – well you gotta have beans ready to go at all times. And these are the type of beans that just get better the longer they sit, like chili…or brownies. Not sure if brownies actually make sense here, but how good are brownies throughout the week? I mean, they never get old. Now I wish I had some brownies. But I guess it’s beans for me, instead!
Today has been such a weird day for me. I’m normally a person who wakes up ready to go by 6am and ready to work. But today hit me like a freight train. The week finally caught up to me and my body is pushing back. All day it’s been telling me to chill TF out. So you know what I did? I obliged. And I’ve watched 8 episodes of Ginny & Georgia instead of doing everything on my to-do list. And you know what? IT’S BEEN AMAZING! But I did manage to peel myself off the couch to make this recipe for you. It’s so easy that you can make it on a day you want to do absolutely nothing. I’ve been making this butter beans recipe for months now and I buy butter beans in packs of 12 cans so I can make them whenever I want. It’s a great side dish or snack. And it helps you get that fiber in, baby! If you ain’t getting that fiber in, you ain’t living right. Ok, I’ll stop saying ain’t. But learn from my mistakes – eat your beans and get ready to become the healthiest version of yourself. Fiber is KING! And speaking of fiber, it’s dinner time so I think I’m going to order some Mediterranean food, load my face with hummus, and finish this season of Ginny & Georgia. I’m hooked!
Marinated Butter Beans
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
- 28oz butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 small red onion, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
- 1/4 cup chives, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt*
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Drain and rinse beans.
- Add to a bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients.
- The more these beans sit, the tastier they will get. Eat immediately or after they have marinated for a while. Either way is delicious!
*After I mixed everything together, I tasted it and added a little extra fine salt so I recommend you do the same to see if you like it saltier or not!
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32 thoughts on “Marinated Butter Beans”
Should this say 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 1 tablespoon?? Way way too salty, wish I had tasted tested first.
did you use fine or coarse salt?
Did you use coarse salt? Because 1T. of coarse salt is much less salt than 1T. of fine salt…
yes, coarse salt! i wouldn’t have written it as coarse salt if I had use fine. the * is to mention that I added a bit more fine salt afterwards to fit my taste preference
How long do you think this would keep?
i usually keep mine for up to a week!
My 11-month old and I LOVED this!!
amazing!! so happy to hear that!
Only had fine salt, so 1T ended up too salty… just added another can of beans to the mix and it was good to go! Love having this in the fridge throughout the week.
hahaha that’s definitely why you gotta stick to the recipe! so glad it still turned out!
I’m pretty much not a fan of beans (but yet I’m on the BP and noticing amazing results) so more recipes like this one please! Fast, easy, and delish.
love it, proud of you for doing the protocol even when you’re not a big fan of beans. I recommend heading to the top of my page where it says Recipes and check out my Beans tag so you can try more bean recipes you might like!
I just made this recipe and I subbed Great Northern Beans since I couldn’t find organic butter beans and it is incredible!!! Will definitely be making this a regular recipe for over salads and as a side dish.
perfect sub! i buy my organic butter beans on Amazon! They are Eden Organics brand, just in case you want them in the future! I find them almost impossible to find in stores
YUM! I followed the recipe to a tee and this dish is absolutely DELISH! Super simple and quick to make – perfect for meal prep for the week. Can’t wait to serve it up in my personal favorite – bowl meals! Thanks, Juli!
amazing!! so glad you liked the recipe!!
So delicious and refreshing! Keep the bean recipes coming! Thank you!!!
you got it, Melia!
Can you please clarify? I thought on the BP you aren’t supposed to have fat (olive oil) with the beans?
this isn’t a bean protocol specific recipe, it’s just a bean recipe. if your goal is to clear acne, removing fat from your bean consumption is definitely improtant!
It depends on what you’re trying to improve. If it’s hormonal, you want to remove fat. If it’s gut related like it is for me, you want fat. (I took a few of Karen Hurd’s eCourses so that’s the only reason I know this. 🙂
thank you for the help and guidance, Erin!!
Perfect, thank you!
Omg, these were SO FREAKING GOOD! Perfect with arugula and peppers!
OMG, this was so good. My bean-hating husband finished off the bowl before I could have 2nds!
wooooohooooo!! that’s awesome!!
I love this recipe! So simple and flavour-packed. I subbed in coriander for dill (I had a bunch leftover from a previous recipe) and only used 1tsp of salt. So happy with the way this turned out!
yum!! so glad you liked it!
So delicious! I’m looking forward to having a bowl of these beans in my fridge the whole summer.
Wow, just wow! I’m so glad you found beans. I enjoy your recipes but am now loving your bean recipes! This one is freaking delicious, full of summer flavors, full of so much healthy goodness, beautiful to look at, and dare I say, sexy! These are going to be in my fridge all. the. time. Thanks so, so much!
Another amazingly delicious and simple recipe!! Already can’t wait to eat this again tomorrow!!
This was absolutely delicious. I didn’t have any fresh herbs, but I put dried basil, oregano, and dill in the olive oil and lemon juice with onion and garlic, and let it sit for a bit. I used cooked-from-dried lima beans (Rancho Gordo). Whizzed up half of it in our small food processor and used it as a dip. The rest I’ve been munching as a “snack,” and on salads. Addictive!!