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Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives

This vegan butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives makes a delicious side dish that is packed with protein and fibre and is low in fat. It is also a great alternative to the mashed potatoes, although, l must say, it is hard to choose between the two of them, as l like them both very much.

Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives

Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives

With the Orthodox Easter coming up next Sunday, this mash is an excellent choice if you would like to fast during the Holy Week. As you might know already, the Orthodox fasting is pretty strict when it comes to what food is allowed, so any meat or meat products, eggs and diary products are forbidden. Many people will choose to fast during the Holy Week, and some would have already been fasting right from the beginning of Lent.

Whether you fast or not, butter bean mash is a healthy side dish that  will impress even those who are not so keen on beans. The wonderful trio of garlic, rosemary and chives simply transform this dish, making it so flavourful that is very hard to believe it is vegan. As you might know, l love garlic and l get overly excited when l cook with it and tend to use a lot. My partner would often joke saying that l had another garlic moment. You can use less, if you are not a garlic fan. Do have a try!

Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives

Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives

Any beans would work well here, cannellini, kidney beans, black beans, etc To make the mash is really simple, if you choose the canned beans, then it only takes about 10 minutes or under, since they are cooked already. You can also go for the dry beans, in which case you will have the soak them first for a few hours, ideally overnight, then boil them in a few waters until they become soft.

If sounds like a more work this way, so if you are short of time, then the canned beans are the super quick way. They are very cheap, inexpensive, but so tasty. Great with any kind of bread, toast, English muffin, potato pancakes, etc Excellent as an appetizer or even a nice spread for breakfast.

 

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Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives
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Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This vegan butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives makes a delicious side dish that is packed with protein and fibre and is low in fat. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 tin butter beans (400 g)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Drain the beans and rinse under cold water.

  2. In a pan, add the olive oil and heat it up on a low to medium heat.

  3. Use a garlic presser to mash the garlic, and add it to the pan together with 1 sprig of rosemary and tomato purée.

  4. Stir for a few seconds, then in go the beans and continue to stir for about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove the rosemary sprig, season the beans with salt and pepper.

  6. Blitz everything in a food processor until you get a smooth paste.

  7. Add the finely chopped chives, l prefer not to mash them, they give a nice texture if left chopped.

  8. Transfer to a bowl and decorate with rosemary.

  9. Serve chilled from the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Butter bean mash recipe with garlic, rosemary and chives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 583mg 24%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris
    April 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    The finish look is gorgeous!

  • Reply
    Carmen
    November 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    A tin of butter beans? 16oz?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      November 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you for your comment! The tins l usually buy have 400 grams, l think that is around 14oz. I hope it helps!

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    TERA
    January 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Could you serve this as a hot side dish or does is it best served cold?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you for your message. I think it is entirely up to one’s taste, l do like it cold, but it can also be served warm if you like, worth giving it a try. Let me know if you like it!

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