Marinated White Beans

$1.54 recipe / $0.39 serving

I’m always trying to work beans into my diet because they’re just so good for you… and I happen to think they’re delicious. This quick marinated bean recipe is one of my favorites because it’s so quick, simple, and insanely good. I could probably eat the whole lot of them at once but realistically, it’s more like four side dish servings.

I made this recipe with canned butter beans but you can use any white bean or beans cooked from dry if you prefer. I chose the canned beans because I was short on time and I chose the large butter beans because I think they’re pretty and kind of whimsical.

Marinated White Beans

Marinated White Beans

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marinated white beans
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Total Cost: $1.54
Cost Per Serving: $0.39
Serves: 4
  • 1 (12-15 oz.) can butter or other white beans $0.99
  • ¼ bunch fresh parsley $0.20
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil $0.11
  • 1 tsp lemon juice $0.10
  • ½ tsp minced garlic $0.06
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano $0.03
  • to taste salt and pepper $0.05
  1. Open the can of beans, pour off the liquid and then rinse the beans in a colander under cool water. Transfer the drained beans to a bowl.
  2. Rinse and drain the parsley. Roughly chop the parsley and add it to the beans along with the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir until everything is well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Step By Step Photos

butter beansI used these large butter beans but you can use any white bean. This is just a regular sized can, somewhere between 12 and 15 oz.

rinse beansDrain the beans of the liquid in the can and then rinse under cool water. Drain well in a colander.

chop parsleyRinse, drain, and chop the parsley.

combine ingredientsCombine the beans, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

stir beansGive everything a good stir. Either serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. The flavors will intensify as it refrigerates.

marinated butter beansSo easy, so good.


  1. Simone says:

    Thanks for this recipe, I love it! So easy and inexpensive. I doubled the recipe to put over mixed greens for quick and healthy lunches during the work week.

  2. Sonia says:

    I really love that you have step by step pictures for all your recipes; makes me want to try them out every time.

  3. Made these and posted about them on my blog! Thanks for helping me convince my Hubby that beans are not bad after all! Loving every recipe of yours that I have tried!

  4. The BEST recipe! I only add some freeze dried jalapenos to the mix for a little extra zip.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great with a can of tuna – and a complete meal. Love the blog!

  6. This recipe was so delicious. I tripled the recipe as my contribution at our (vegetarian) 4th of July celebration pitch-in. I used canned Great Northern beans and didnt change a thing about it. It was all gone too!! =D

  7. Yum! I’d totally eat this. Could also try the same recipe with chickpeas and mint.

  8. I’m going to make this tonight (and I love your pictures).

  9. I love your blog, really ! It’s just a great idea to marinate beans, I want to do it too !

  10. This is definitely bookmarked Beth.
    I’m graduating to a vegetarian diet and this looks like one that will be on my menu often.

    xx Felicity

  11. I have had these before at potlucks. I have always enjoyed them.

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