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Butter Bean & Garlic Mash

Written By Gracie 

When it’s cold and miserable outside all I want is yummy comfort food, so this butter bean mash is a delicious and more nutritious alternative to traditional mashed potato.

Butter beans are an excellent source of soluble fiber, they help lower cholesterol and they prevent sugar level rising too quickly. Butter beans also contain minerals, which can help remove toxins from the body and they keep you fuller for longer.

Butter bean mash is great as a side to a meaty main dish e.g. sausages with the mash and homemade gravy (if you are looking to add more protein to your diet), with some roast vegetables, or on it’s own.

N.B. You will need a blender

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can of butter beans (drained and washed before use)
  • 1 x Garlic clove
  • 1 x Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 x Tbsp Filtered water
  • A couple of pinches of Himalayan salt
  • A pinch of pepper

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Directions

1) Add everything into a blender (I used my nutribullet) and blend until smooth. Add more seasoning depending on your taste.

2) Pour the now creamy mash into a pan (no extra oil needed) and gently heat up the mash until it’s piping hot. Then serve however you like.

I had mine with a load of roasted vegetables (aubergine/eggplant and red peppers with a sprinkle of smoked paprika) on top as I felt like a meat-free night.

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