Butter Beans in Smoked Paprika Cream

Need hearty, tasty, impressive? This little number does all that and comes together in a flash. Combine with Moroccan couscous or any favourite grain and fresh greens.

The smoked paprika is the clincher – make sure you have some.

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 red capsicum, diced

1/2 C vegetable stock or water

2 cans of tomato

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 tsp apple or maple syrup

1 can butter beans, drained & rinsed

1/2 C cashews

1/2 tsp salt or to taste

Spinach (optional)

  1. Steam saute onion, garlic and capsicum in 1/4-1/2 C vegetable stock or water until translucent ~8 mins. Add a little more stock to prevent sticking as needed.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, smoked paprika, herbs, apple syrup, butter beans and salt. Simmer gently for 10 mins.
  3. Meanwhile blend 1/2 cup of cashews with 1/2 water and add to your sauce.
  4. Wilt in the spinach and serve.