Spicy Not-Baked Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon hot sauce, mild to spicy, eyeball it

1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/3 palmful, eyeball it

2 lemons, juiced

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

1 small red or green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

1/4 seedless cucumber, chopped

2 handfuls (1/3 to 1/2 cup) flat-leaf parsley, chopped

2 cans butter beans, rinsed and drained well

Salt and pepper


  1. Combine the garlic, hot sauce, cumin, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl then add the chopped vegetables, parsley, and beans. Toss salad to coat in dressing and season liberally with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or chill up to 3 days.