Butter bean pâté with melba toast

Butter bean pâté with melba toast

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This speedy pâté is ready in 15 minutes, the perfect last minute starter

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
149
protein
8g
carbs
24g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
1.31g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 400g can butter beans, drained
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus sprigs to garnish
  • 4 thin slices white bread

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, then gently cook the shallot and garlic for 5 mins until softened. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the butter beans, then mash together until roughly puréed. Stir in the soured cream, parsley and seasoning. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Meanwhile, place the slices of bread under a medium grill and gently toast on both sides until light golden. Cut off the crusts and, using a long, sharp knife, split the bread in half, through the centre. Place the bread, untoasted-side up, under a low grill until it curls into a crisp, golden shell. Serve with the butter bean pâté and a sprig of parsley.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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greggrand's picture

Why not add some bacon flavoured tofu for that extra flavour?

rhianthomas1984's picture
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This recipe wasn't the best in my opinion. It was ok but found it a little bland and rather boring. I only really made it as i had loads of soured cream to use up, don't think i'll be making it again.

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