Grilled Mediterranean veg with bean mash

Grilled Mediterranean veg with bean mash

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Getting tired of roast veg with couscous or pasta? Try mashed beans for a cheap, healthy alternative

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal297
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre14g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.38g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and quartered
  • 1 aubergine, sliced lengthways
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 2 courgettes, sliced lengthways
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

For the mash

  • 410g can haricot bean, rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat the grill. Arrange the vegetables over a grill pan and brush lightly with oil. Grill until lightly browned, turn them over, brush again with oil, then grill until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, put the beans in a small pan with the garlic and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins. Mash roughly with a potato masher, adding a little water or more stock if the mash seems too dry. Divide the veg and mash between 2 plates, drizzle over any leftover oil and sprinkle with black pepper and coriander. Add a lemon wedge to each plate and serve.

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Cib@
12th Apr, 2017
5.05
I absolutely love this recipe! The bean mash is so tasty! :)
audreym29
20th May, 2015
I had never thought to make a mash from beans, and it worked really well! I just used vegetables I had in the house (pepper, carrots, courgette) and it was very tasty. My baby girl thought so too - particularly the mash!
Ruth Mundy
24th Mar, 2015
5.05
I loved this! I roasted the veg as I don't have a grill, also chucked some olives and capers in once the veg were cooked, and it was great, the bean mash will be a staple in the future, and the squeeze of lemon really made the whole thing beautiful. Mmm.
stonefruit
24th Jan, 2015
5.05
Absolutely delicious!
snenny
25th May, 2012
5.05
Despite discovering I didn't have any peppers in the fridge, this was just delish! Perfect summer dish for the weather we've been having; surprisingly fresh, the lemon juice squeezed over the bean mash really finished it.
dave6376
23rd May, 2012
2.05
Can somebody please explain how you're meant to get a sliced aubergine, two sliced courgettes and a quartered red pepper into a normal-sized grill pan? I ended up cooking the veg in batches which took ages and didn't really work. It's obvious from the number of enthusiastic reviews that the fault lies with me but if I ever do anything like this again I'll probably roast the veg in the oven.
judinz
29th Dec, 2011
vegies are also good done on barbie (when weather permits :))and any white beans are good eg butter and cannellini - if you're not big on coriander mint is good too specially with butter beans yummy!!
w1lmington
28th Nov, 2011
4.05
I painted the vegetables with a mixture of v olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but they took ages to grill. I did double the quantity so that was most probably the reason why ! I only had butter beans, so I used those and they were very good. All in all it was a surprisingly tasty meal and one that I will make again. Oh, we ate it with the addition of cubed feta cheese that had been marinated in o oil and spices.
littlemissysunshine
24th Oct, 2011
This is absolutely delicious! A great low GL recipe. I served it with poached salmon and salad. Yum :)
tinylori
16th Aug, 2011
5.05
I made this mash tonight with butter beans and it was absolutely divine. It has definately found its way onto my 'go to' recipe list when I'm low on time and creative ideas for dinner and lunch. I put coriander, pepper and a squeeze of lemon in too.

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