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Vegan Oil-Free Marry Me Beans with Naan

Vegan Oil Free Marry Me Beans

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Indulge in the irresistible allure of this Vegan Oil-Free Marry Me Beans, a delightful and healthy twist on the famous TikTok version.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yellow onions, fine dice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon cashew butter *
  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes *
  • 1 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano (+/-)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves *
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red peppers (+/-)
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) * 

Additional Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda *
  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. can ] cannellini beans (or butter beans), not drained *
  • 2 to 3 cups chopped fresh baby spinach (lightly packed) *

Serving Ideas:

  • Crusty bread, flatbread, naan


  1. Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl, cover with boiling water, and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Then drain off the water (discard) and finely chopped the sun-dried tomatoes, set aside until Step 4.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except crushed red pepper) in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, add the onions, sauté over medium-high heat for 7 to 9 minutes to soften, add a splash of water, if needed to avoid burning. Then lower the heat to medium, add the minced garlic and tomato paste, sauté, stir constantly for one minute.
  4. Then add all the remaining Base Ingredients (including the steeped sun-dried tomatoes) and the Spice/Herb Mix to the skillet, stir to incorporate, bring the mixture to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer. Mix and stir in the cashew butter to thoroughly dissolve it into the broth.
  5. Stir in the baking soda, simmer for one minute, then add the cannellini beans (or butter beans). Simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped baby spinach (and crushed red pepper), stir well to wilt the spinach, and incorporate. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serving ideas: Serve with crusty bread, flatbread or naan.  Can also be served with your favorite starch (potatoes, pasta, etc.)


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  4