A zesty dip made with butter beans, this easy-to-make vegetarian patè is deliciously creamy. Serve with oatcakes, crackers or with vegetable sticks for a lovely refreshing and energising snack. This lovely dip is also gluten-free and suitable for vegans.
1. Gently heat the coconut oil in a small pan and soften the onion and garlic over a low heat.
2. Put this onion and garlic mixture into your food processor with the butter beans, herbs and lime juice.
3. Switch the processor on and pulse the ingredients together, drizzling the olive or rapeseed oil in through the top of your food processor as you go. Stop when you have your desired consistency. Season well.
4. Serve on oatcakes or rye crispbread, or with vegetable sticks.
I hope you give this delicious herby lime & butter bean patè a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)
Butter beans (also known as lima beans) are a powerhouse of energy! They are packed with energy boosting nutrients including magnesium which helps make protein and is needed for producing energy, as well as B vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin and folate, which are necessary for turning carbs into energy. Butter beans are also a rich source of dietary fibre, which can help to balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-releasing energy.
Author of The Vital Nutrition Cookbook, good food has been a lifelong passion for Jane McClenaghan. As a Nutritional Therapist for over fifteen years, Jane has helped thousands of people make easy, manageable changes to their diets for the good of their health.
Passionate about the powerful effects that eating good quality, fresh, local food has on our mind, body and soul, Jane’s recipes are designed to be quick and easy so you can rustle up something nutritious at any time of the day.
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