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Crispy grilled feta with saucy butter beans with pitta bread

Crispy grilled feta with saucy butter beans

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

Stuck in a food rut? Grab a can of butter beans, some feta and passata to make this super-speedy and super-tasty supper. Full of goodness, it’s healthy too

  • Freezable (beans only)
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal506
low infat9g
saturates4g
carbs69g
sugars10g
fibre18g
protein28g
salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml passata
  • 2 x 400g cans butter beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano , plus a pinch
  • 200g spinach
  • 2 roasted red peppers , sliced
  • 1⁄2 lemon , zested and juiced
  • 100g block of feta , cut into chunks
  • 1⁄2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 small pittas

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put a large ovenproof frying pan over a medium-high heat, and tip in the passata, butter beans, garlic, oregano, spinach and peppers. Stir together and cook for 6-8 mins until the sauce is bubbling and the spinach has wilted. Season, then add the lemon juice.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the grill to high. Scatter the feta over the sauce, so it’s still exposed, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over the lemon zest plus a pinch of oregano, then grind over some black pepper. Grill for 5-8 mins until the feta is golden and crisp at the edges.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, toast the pittas under the grill or in the toaster, then serve with the beans and feta.

RECIPE TIPS
RED PEPPER & FETA CRUSH

Lightly crush some leftover saucy butter beans into the leftover peppers, feta and spinach. Reheat with a little olive oil, some crushed garlic and a pinch of smoked paprika. Serve as a side dish with grilled lamb, chicken or pork.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2020

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