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Butter bean pâté with melba toast

Butter bean pâté with melba toast

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal149
fat3g
saturates1g
carbs24g
sugars0g
fibre5g
protein8g
low insalt1.31g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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, December 2006

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