Crispy grilled feta with saucy butter beans

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

  • Prep:2 mins
    Cook:18 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 506
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 69g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 18g
  • protein 28g
  • salt 1.3g


  • 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


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.


  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.

  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.

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

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