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Mediterranean Pinto Beans
If you sometimes find it difficult to think of new ways to prepare beans try this easy-to-prepare recipe that tastes great. Enjoy!
Mediterranean Pinto Beans 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

Nutritional Profile

Mediterranean Pinto Beans
1.00 serving
(348.23 grams)
Calories: 319


 vitamin K145%


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Mediterranean Pinto Beans
1.00 serving
348.23 grams
Calories: 319

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K130.23 mcg1458.2excellent
fiber11.42 g412.3good
vitamin C24.04 mg321.8good
phosphorus201.63 mg291.6good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Mediterranean Pinto Beans

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