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    Posh beans on toast

    LOVE life: low in saturated fat

    • Low Fat
    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 2


    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.

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    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.


    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Kitchen magazine. myWaitrose members can download the Waitrose Kitchen app edition for FREE. Find out more.


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