White bean, parsley & garlic mash

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Canned beans and chickpeas are perfect for mashing when you need a speedy side dish

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 0
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot or 1?2 a small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained
  • 50ml stock or water
  • large handful flat-leaf parsley


Beans with olives & feta
A twist on Greek salad, this can be served hot or at room temperature. Soften grated zest 1 lemon in 2 tbsp olive oil, then tip in 2 x 400g cans drained butter beans, 100g crumbled feta, a handful chopped olives and a pinch dried oregano. Crush roughly and season to taste. Perfect with griddled lamb, crusty bread and houmous.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and tip in the shallots (or onion). Cook gently for 5 mins, then add the garlic cloves and cook for another 2 mins until soft.

  2. Tip the cannellini beans into the pan and mash roughly, adding a little stock or water to loosen. Stir in the parsley with plenty of seasoning. Great with roast white fish, spicy chorizo and griddled scallops

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