Summer is, unquestionably, the season of barbeques. With hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and steaks usually stealing the show, any guest that doesn't eat meat and/or dairy can feel a little left out. Enter: balsamic beans and apples -- filling, healthy, completely vegan, and will make all your guests happy! (Because who doesn't love beans?)

Grilled corn may be delicious, but one can only have so much grilled corn, you know? And carrots and hummus might be good for awhile but, c'mon. Vegetables will only fill people up for so long.

The next time you're hosting a barbeque, or your looking for a dish to bring to someone else's, impress every guest with this quick and easy side dish. Bonus -- you probably already have all the ingredients somewhere in your kitchen, and all you need is twenty minutes.

Sauteed Balsamic Beans and Apples

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 2 15-oz cans low-sodium Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-oz cans low-sodium Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Red Apples cut into chunks
  • 2 Red Onions
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar adjust to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
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  • Step 1

    Drain and rinse the beans.

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  • Step 2

    Cut up the onions and apples.

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  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a large pan on the stove top over high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the red onions. Sautee the onions until they are translucent.

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  • Step 4

    Once the onions are ready, reduce the heat to medium and add the apple chunks. Sautee together for about five to ten minutes, or until the apples are slightly soft.

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  • Step 5

    Add all the beans to the pan. Reduce heat to low. Add the balsamic vinegar. Sautee together for about five more minutes, until everything has soaked up the liquids.

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  • Step 6

    Enjoy warm or cold!

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