Spicy Not-Baked Beans

This recipe is a delicious updated version of good ol’ baked beans.


  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon hot sauce, depending on how spicy you like it (eyeball it)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (1/3 palmful)
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 English (seedless) cucumber, chopped
  • 2 handfuls flat leaf parsley (1/3-1/2 cup), chopped
  • 2 cans butter beans, rinsed and drained well
  • Salt and pepper


Combine the garlic, hot sauce, cumin (eyeball it), lemon juice, and EVOO 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 three days.

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