Although I prefer butter beans
, any canned beans work well in a salad.
SOUP 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup roughly chopped green peppers 1 cup roughly chopped carrots 2 pounds fresh butter beans
6 cups chicken stock 1 piece smoked ham hock 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 8 ounces Tripp Country Ham, diced Salt, black pepper, and hot sauce to taste In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, saute olive oil, onion, garlic, peppers, and carrots until onion is translucent.
Add the garlic and butter beans
and cook until the potatoes are soft.
TRY IT Butter Bean
and Smoked Haddock Casserole WHAT A FEAST The joy of tapas is that anything goes at parties - serve up trays of tasty, healthy bites instead of sausage rolls
You can use canned butter beans
if you want an easy life, but the texture and flavour of the dried beans is much nicer.
In the shop, my favourite at the moment is the Matador, which is made with beef, chorizo, butter beans
and sherry - I think it's quite summery - but in the cookbook, we did a really lovely Spring Chicken Potm Pie with broccoli, and that's really delicious.
Meanwhile, cube the cucumber, removing any very seedy bits from the middle: the cubes should be around the size of a butter bean
To serve, divide the butter bean
mixture among four warmed plates.
The butter bean
patch and my grandfather's house are still in view across the old pond.
Serve the salmon on a bed of the butter bean
mash, pouring over the cooking juices from the pan.
Drizzle with any remaining oil and serve topped with the butter bean
5 TO make the butter bean
puree heat the olive oil in a small pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes until softened.
The 'butter bean
salad' was actually just plain butter beans
Stir the remaining parsley into the leek and butter bean
mixture then transfer to a shallow 2-litre ovenproof dish.
dip Whiz a can of beans with the rind and juice of half a lemon, garlic, fresh mint and olive oil (plus enough water to make a paste).