Sometimes you’ve just gotta have mash but you simply don’t have the energy (or time) to peel, cut, boil and mash potatoes. On such occasions, this Garlic White Bean Mash In A Flash is simply fabulous to satisfy your craving – suitably named because it requires such little effort to make. This recipe is also fabulous to use as a topping for bruschetta.
Mashed white beans. A great accidental discovery! The first time I made a variation of it was when I was making a bruschetta platter (being a spread with a pile of toasted garlicky bread and bowls of various bruschetta toppings for guests to help themselves). Then one day I had a serious urge for a pile of mash to accompany a fish dinner but simply didn’t have the energy to peel, cut, boil and mash potatoes so I reached for a can of cannellini beans instead – and wonders of wonders, it was sensational!
It is ridiculously easy – little more than opening a can of beans and simmering in a little stock. It goes wonderfully with fish, beef and chicken so is a great side to have for those fast mid week meals. I made this mash as a side for my Healthy Parmesan Garlic Crumbed Fish to make a complete meal in 15 minutes.
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- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can cannellini beans (15oz / 420g can), drained
- ⅓ cup vegetable stock
- ½ lemon zest (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in pan over medium high, add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Add beans, stock and lemon zest.
- Simmer for 2 minutes, then use a fork or potato masher to mash.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.