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!

PaleOMG Marinated Butter Beans

PaleOMG Marinated Butter Beans

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!

PaleOMG Marinated Butter Beans

PaleOMG Marinated Butter Beans

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Marinated Butter Beans

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  • Author: juli
  • 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


  1. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Add to a bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients.
  3. 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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  1. Julie says:

    Should this say 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 1 tablespoon?? Way way too salty, wish I had tasted tested first.

    1. juli says:

      did you use fine or coarse salt?

  2. Caroline says:

    Did you use coarse salt? Because 1T. of coarse salt is much less salt than 1T. of fine salt…

    1. juli says:

      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

  3. Molly says:

    How long do you think this would keep?

    1. juli says:

      i usually keep mine for up to a week!

  4. Emily L says:

    My 11-month old and I LOVED this!!

    1. juli says:

      amazing!! so happy to hear that!

  5. Dani says:

    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.

    1. juli says:

      hahaha that’s definitely why you gotta stick to the recipe! so glad it still turned out!

  6. Erin says:

    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.

    1. juli says:

      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!

  7. Sarah Chastain says:

    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.

    1. juli says:

      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

  8. Maureen says:

    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!

    1. juli says:

      amazing!! so glad you liked the recipe!!

  9. Melia Whitmore says:

    So delicious and refreshing! Keep the bean recipes coming! Thank you!!!

    1. juli says:

      you got it, Melia!

  10. Tanya says:

    Can you please clarify? I thought on the BP you aren’t supposed to have fat (olive oil) with the beans?

    1. juli says:

      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!

    2. Erin says:

      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. 🙂

      1. juli says:

        thank you for the help and guidance, Erin!!