Healthy Mediterranean Pinto Bean Recipe

Prep and Cook Time: Prep and cooking time: 15 min; 30 min to marinate


  • 1 large ripe tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed, diced
  • 2 TBS finely minced onion
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 TBS chopped fresh parsley
  • pinch red chili flakes
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups or 1 15 oz can (BPA free) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Optional: 1/2 of 2 oz can rinsed and chopped anchovies


  1. Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  2. Mix together all ingredients, except beans, in a bowl.
  3. Drain and rinse bean well. Toss beans with rest of ingredients. Let marinate for about 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 2



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