Italian butter beans

Italian butter beans

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This healthy side dish gives Mediterranean flavour to grilled chicken or chops

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.41g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g tin chopped tomato
  • 2 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 x 400g tins butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • small bunch basil, chopped



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Fry the garlic for 1 min, then add the tomatoes, sugar and some seasoning. Tip in the beans and a splash of water. Cover and simmer for 5 mins, then stir in the basil and serve.

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Comments (5)

fairypetal's picture

made this as a side dish to accompany fish for a dinner party, and it is really nice..the flavours are lovely...and I love Butter beans..

needham12's picture

simple and tasty

sela_morris's picture

Try to fry some chopped onions (2,medium) and skip the garlic. Ussually beans are happily married with smoked saussages or chorizo.

laurabuttrick's picture

Delicious and easy :)

schadylady's picture

Easy, fast, tasty! Did not add extra sugar, tho'.

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Tips (1)

Yarrie's picture

I fried spicy chorizo with the garlic