Grilled Mediterranean veg with bean mash

Grilled Mediterranean veg with bean mash

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


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



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

  • 2 courgettes, sliced lengthways



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, 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



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


  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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19th Nov, 2018
I liked the bean mash but the dish as a whole was bland and boring. I won't be having again.
17th Sep, 2018
I also roasted the veg as I was cooking for 3 so needed a lot more veg. Also added cubed halloumi near the end of cooking. Used a mix of cannelini and butter beans, they were a big hit, will be making this again.
bex the veggie
29th Aug, 2017
Very tasty dish. Like a lot of people I also roasted the vegetables. I doubled the amount of beans as it didn't look like much (and I was worried about the husband being hungry!) and I had enough left of veg and mash for lunch the next day. I didn't have any coriander so drizzled some harissa on top instead and next time I think I'd also add a bit of feta. The lemon really helps make it.
12th Apr, 2017
I absolutely love this recipe! The bean mash is so tasty! :)
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
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.
24th Jan, 2015
Absolutely delicious!
25th May, 2012
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.
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23rd May, 2012
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.
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!!


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