Vegan White Bean Mash with garlic, rosemary and spring onions, a simple and delicious side dish that is packed with protein and fibre. It is also a great alternative to the mashed potatoes, or can be served as a healthy party dip with toast, crostini or bruschetta. Bonus point, it's gluten free, low calorie, high protein.
Drain the beans and rinse under cold water.
In a pan, add the olive oil and heat it up on a low to medium heat.
Use a garlic presser to mash the garlic, and add it to the pan together with 1 sprig of rosemary and tomato purée.
Stir for a few seconds, then in go the beans and continue to stir for about 5 minutes.
Remove the rosemary sprig, season the beans with salt and pepper.
Blitz everything in a food processor until you get a smooth paste.
Add the finely chopped spring onions, l prefer not to mash them, they give a nice texture if left unchopped.
Transfer to a bowl and decorate with rosemary.
Serve chilled from the fridge.