Butter Beans and Spinach

Tinned beans are such an easy way to get protein and fibre into your diet. Butter Beans have a creamy texture that pairs beautifully with bright flavours like tomato and lemon. As I need to get lots of iron into my meals Butter Beans and Spinach is a power dish that also tastes amazing. I serve this side dish with meats and fish or with a whole roasted cauliflower or veggie sausages.

Post-Natal Superfood Profile: NUTS, BEANS & SEEDS
Some nuts, beans and seeds contain good levels of omega-3 which is an essential nutrient for your brain to function, especially when managing depression.

Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids

1 400g tin of butter beans
1 head of garlic
10-14 small tomatoes
1/2 lemon
30ml single cream
1 tsp rock salt
2 tbsp olive oil
optional: 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

  • Peel and finely chop the garlic. Put the olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat then add the garlic (and chilli if using) and cook slowly for a few minutes (you don’t want the garlic to burn so keep the heat low.) Halve the tomatoes then add the to the pan, cut side down and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Drain the butter beans and add to the pan then sprinkle over the salt and stir. Cook for 3 minutes before adding the spinach and squeezing over the juice of half a lemon. Once the spinach has wilted, add the cream and stir then heat for another minute before serving.

Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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