When it’s comes to plant based sources of protein, you can’t beat legumes, beans and pulses!
They are versatile, easy to use and bulk out meals to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
We just love using Butterbeans particularly in this delicious Harissa Spiced Tomato Butterbean dish…perfect as an accompaniment to a meal or simply by itself or on top of a slice of toasted sourdough bread!
Did you know that butterbeans are packed with fibre that helps to support the health of our digestive system and helps to support blood sugar balance.
A serving of butterbeans contains more than five grams of protein which is needed for the formation of muscles, skin, bones, enzymes, hormones, and antibodies.
Butterbeans contain iron which is needed for energy production and cognitive function, as well as supporting the immune system.
They are also high in B vitamins including folate needed to make red and white blood cells as well as convert carbohydrates into energy.
How do you like to use butterbeans?
Harissa Spiced Tomato Butterbeans
1 red onion chopped finely
200g cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2-3 tsp apricot harissa (belazu)
1 tin (packet) butterbeans
In a pan sauté the onion and tomatoes in a pan with some olive oil, along with salt. Once softened nicely, add the garlic and stir through for a minute or so.
Add the harissa paste and mix through.
Add some water to the pan to make a sauce (not too thick and not too runny)
Drain the Butterbeans, rinse and add them to the sauce. Coat them and cook for a couple of minutes and enjoy 😀
This sauce also works really well with pasta and roasted vegetables