Lemon Thyme Marinated White Beans

Tender and creamy marinated white beans in a garlic infused olive oil with lemon, thyme, and paprika. This simple but flavorful marinated white bean salad is a great fresh and protein-rich lunch option.




  1. Heat a small pot on the stove, add the smashed garlic cloves and cook over very low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a couple of minutes
  2. Carefully remove the garlic cloves and either mince them or discard them, depending on how much garlic flavor you want in the finished beans.
  3. In a large bowl, add the olive oil, garlic if using, and all other ingredients except the beans. Whisk them together until smooth.
  4. Pour the rinsed beans into the bowl and toss to coat in oil. Taste and add more salt or other ingredients if desired. Store in a jar to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour but preferably for a few hours to let the flavors develop.
  5. Serve over toast, on a salad, or with pasta.