Recipe: Herb Marinated Beans   

Recipe: Herb Marinated Beans

Beans marinating in herbs
Clinical Contributors to this story:

This recipe for herb marinated beans is easy to prepare and versatile: try a spoonful on a salad, add them to a grain bowl, or enjoy them as a side dish. 

They are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber as well. 


1 medium shallot, thinly sliced     

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup chopped celery

¼ chopped parsley

2 tablespoons fresh dill

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano

½ teaspoon salt

1 15 oz can no-salt-added white beans, such as great northern or butter beans, rinsed

1 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed


  • Combine shallot, garlic and lemon juice in a large bowl and set aside for 10 minutes. Whisk in oil.
  • Add celery, parsley, dill, oregano and salt and stir to combine. Add beans, chiles and lemon zest and toss to coat.
  • It’s worth letting the beans marinate for at least 24 hours to infuse them with deeper flavor.

** To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to three days

Next Steps & Resources:

  • Recipe shared by the oncology dieticians at John Theurer Cancer Center

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