Butter beans are large, creamy-coloured beans with a soft, floury texture when cooked. They make a great vegetarian pate and work well in mixed bean salads, or rich, wintry stews. They are also a useful source of potassium.Average Reviews Customer Reviews Write Review
Butter Bean & Chick Pea Hummus
I cup of dried butter beans
1 cup of dried chick peas
A good dollop of tahini - 1 tablespoon is usually enough
Juice of 1 - 2 lemons
As many garlic cloves as you can stand - I use a lot
Some celtic ( or good quality - unrefined) salt - to suit taste
A good quality olive oil - add enough to make it blendable
A little water - to aid blending
Wash & soak the peas & beans - cover with boiling water in a large bowl and leave overnight
Cook the beans & peas until tender, drain away the cooking water
Blend everything until smooth and creamy
Jar while still hot, pour a little extra olive oil on the surface and seal.
Allow to cool and then place in the fridge - this will keep for up to a week - possibly longer (although in our house it doesn't get the chance, we like it served as an accompaniment to salads, use it as a spread, even on its own - it is delicious
**Decided to experiment one day and added butter beans to the mix
The butter beans make this hummus extra smooth and extra creamy.
My husband now asks for them to be included when I make hummus**
Reviewer's Name: lorna wallace
Butter beans are fantastic to use in soups or stews, great as a base for making bean pate, and I really like them tossed into a mixed salad too. Really filling and hearty.
Reviewer's Name: Leila C- Wed 11th Dec 2013
Lovely butter beans at a very good price, they soaked well and cooked easily, they tasted lovely, we like these butter beans a lot.
Reviewer's Name: lorna- Sat 3rd May 2014
Butter beans look like lima beans, but are sweeter and avoid the slime factor of canned limas. These beans are the best I have ever found--they are firm and well-cleaned, ready for use. I have an old Shaker recipe for a butter-bean-potato salad: I use a can of these beans, some boiled and diced red potatoes, and the corn cut from a fresh ear of corn. The dressing is mayonnaise, a little olive oil, and lemon juice, with salt and pepper. Eden makes it possible to do this recipe at any time with these hard-to-find beans. They're great!
Reviewer's Name: Miss Angela MacCallumbutter beans - Mon 25th Aug 2014
Perfect and easy to cook, I always cook extra and put some in the freezer.
Reviewer's Name: G A AustinGood value - Sun 19th Apr 2015
Excellent size of good quality beans, easy to soak and cook and last a long time.
Reviewer's Name: LB
I disliked butter beans as a kid, realised they were never cooked or seasoned correctly. The trick is to wash well and soak overnight in boiling water, never add salt while cooking as this will toughen the skin and they won't cook. They can be used in so many dishes from pasta to soups, stews and especially good in stir fries.
Reviewer's Name: lorna wallace
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