Spicy White Bean Salsa

Cayenne is a red or green hot chili pepper used to flavor chile food dishes and is also used for medicinal purposes. Named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana, it is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeƱos, and others.

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2 jalapeno peppers, diced
2 cayenne peppers, diced
1 (15-oz) can Cannellini beans (or any preferred white beans)
10 oz tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp minced garlic
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice
1 Tbsp white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste (heavy on the pepper)
Fresh parsley, chopped to garnish


Rinse and drain Cannellini beans and add to large bowl. Add tomatoes, onion, jalapeno peppers, cayenne peppers, sugar, garlic, salt and generous amounts of pepper and mix well.

In a separate bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar and mix well.

Pour over spicy bean salad and toss to combine. Chill before serving.