Monday, 4 April 2011

Butter Bean Pate

Kitchen Play List:   Jonny Nash ~ I Can See Clearly Now
                               Evanescence ~ My Immortal
                               Sammy Davis Jr ~ Too Close For Comfort
                               Jack Johnson ~ Sitting, waiting, Wishing
                               Rufus Wainwright ~ Hallelujah
                               P. Diddy ~ Tell Me
                               Sheryl Crow ~ C'mon, C'mon

I have had a very busy weekend which has been great fun but left me very much behind with my cooking and please forgive my tardiness. lol. I needed to catch up on my salad topping and soup making for the week. And as I had a large tub of freshly pressure cooked Butter Beans in the fridge it seemed only right that I start with them.

I found this recipe on the BBC Goodfood website. It looked like the creamy topping that I had in mind for my salad today. And it was so easy to make. I have to admit that it does look like creamy mashed potatoes in the photos. lol.

 Butter Bean Pate 
(Recipe from BBC Goodfood)

8oz Butter Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 lemon, grated rind and juice
1 sm garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped (I used 1/2 tsp dried)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp water
salt and black pepper to season, to taste

Place all of the ingredients into a blender or processor and blitz until smooth and creamy, adding very small amounts of water if needed.