Posh beans on toast

LOVE life: low in saturated fat

  • Low Fat
  • Vegetarian


1 tbsp olive oil

1 leek, finely shredded

1 garlic clove, crushed

¼ tsp ground paprika

400g can chopped tomatoes

2 tsp maple syrup or honey

400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained

2 large eggs

2 tbsp soured cream

10 basil leaves, shredded

2 thick slices rye, wholemeal or seeded bread


1. Heat the oil in a pan. Sauté the leek over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and paprika, cook for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes and maple syrup or honey; season. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the beans; cook for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, poach the eggs in a pan of water. In a bowl, mix the soured cream with the basil; season.

3. Toast the bread. Remove the beans from heat and stir in the soured cream. Pile the beans onto the toast and top each with a poached egg. Serve at once.


Butter beans

Rich in protein, low in fat and a good source of fibre, these are a great standby. Blitz into soups or crush with sautéed leeks as a change from mash.


Endlessly versatile, eggs are an excellent, protein-rich alternative to meat and fish. They’re also a great source of vitamin B12.


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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,056kJ
Fat 18.2g
Saturated Fat 5.4g
Carbohydrate 57.9g
Sugars 15.2g
Protein 23.4g
Salt 0.9g
Fibre 9.9g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Oct 01 13:47:00 BST 2014.