Grilled Mediterranean vegetables and haricot bean mash Recipe

A nutritious and satiating dinner, haricot beans are widely appreciated continentally, boasting a smooth and buttery texture. They absorb other flavours well and make a unique alternative to pasta or couscous. Haricot beans also contain high levels of ferulic acid, a known antioxidant and a best- friend to your skin!

Grilled Mediterranean vegetables and haricot bean mash

Grilled Mediterranean vegetables and haricot bean mash

Serves: 2/ Cuisine: Mediterranean

35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and quartered
  • 1 aubergine, sliced lengthways
  • 2 courgette, sliced lengthways

For the mash:

  • 1 can of haricot beans, rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, with 100ml of boiling water
  • ¼ bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

You will need:

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method:

  • Heat the grill. Brush the vegetables with oil and arrange them over a grill pan. Grill until lightly browned, turn them over, brush again with oil, then grill until tender.
  • Meanwhile, put the beans in a small pan with the garlic and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Mash roughly with a potato masher, adding a little water or more stock if the mash seems too dry.
  • Divide the veg and mash between 2 plates, drizzle over a dash of olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper and parsley. Add a lemon wedge to each plate and serve.

 

 

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