Butter bean pâté with melba toast

Butter bean pâté with melba toast

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
This speedy pâté is ready in 15 minutes, the perfect last minute starter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal149
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.31g
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  • 1 tsp olive oil
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  • 1 shallot, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 400g can butter bean, drained
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus sprigs to garnish



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 4 thin slices white bread


  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.

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mrskipling's picture
14th Aug, 2018
So easy to make and very tasty. A great quick lunch. I added salt and pepper as butter beans are quite bland. I will definitely make this again. I might try adding red peppers or sweetcorn next time.
greggrand's picture
2nd Nov, 2011
Why not add some bacon flavoured tofu for that extra flavour?
7th Oct, 2010
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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