Crispy Butter Beans

Crispy Butter Beans


Crispy Butter Beans are a healthy, high-fiber snack or appetizer made with a fresh and bright lemon-herb green sauce for dipping. They are so good, even my kids love them!
  • Beans
  • 15 oz can butter beans, drained and pat dry, liquid reserved (or gigante beans)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • coarse sea salt, to finish
  • Green Dipping Sauce (Makes 1½ cups)
  • 2 cups parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup mint, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flake
  • 1 tablespoon extra olive oil
  1. Dry the beans well on paper towels until completely dried.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss beans with 2 teaspoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon of the onion powder and smoked paprika.
  3. Transfer to the air fryer basket and air fry 380F for 15 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes. When done, finish with sea salt.
  4. While the beans cook, make the dipping sauce. Combine ⅓ cup of the bean liquid, parsley, mint, lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, remaining ¼ teaspoon onion powder and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a blender.
  5. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl & top with chili flakes.
  6. Serve the roasted beans with green dipping sauce.
  7. Oven Method: (Not as crispy as the air fryer)
  8. If baking in the oven instead, preheat the oven to 400°F. Be sure your beans are very dry (it helps if you leave them on the counter a few hours before baking.)
  9. Transfer the beans to a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer (you may need to use more than one pan or bake in batches), and bake for 20 to 28 minutes, stirring half way or until the beans are crisp and golden.

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