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Butter bean & chilli prawn bruschetta

Butter bean & chilli prawn bruschetta

Smashed, lemony beans make a brilliant base for spicy king prawns. These make a great light lunch, or create smaller toasts and add them to a sharing spread.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 1 clove/s garlic
  • 2 slice/s Crosta & Mollica Pane Pugliese (or other crusty bread)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 400g can Essential Butter Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
  • 130g Waitrose Garlic & Chilli King Prawns
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Cut the clove of garlic in ½ and rub all over one side of each piece of bread. Set the bread on a baking tray and drizzle with ½ tbsp oil. Toast for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway, or until golden; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, drizzle the remaining 2½ tbsp oil into a saucepan. Chop the garlic (including the ½ used for rubbing the bread) and add to the pan with the shallot. Cook for about 5 minutes over a low-medium heat until the shallot and garlic are soft but not coloured. Add the butter beans with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 more minutes.

  3. Add a squeeze of lemon to the beans and either crush with a potato masher or pulse in a blender to a chunky purée. Divide between the toasts; spoon over the prawns with their oil. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with the remaining lemon wedges.

Cook’s tip

Green garnish

For a finishing touch, fry whole sage leaves in olive oil until crisp, then scatter a few over the bruschetta before serving.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,238kJ/ 535kcals



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