Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Posh Beans on Toast

By: The Food Hunter

Beans on toast seems to be a thing throughout the UK and although the idea sounds delicious canned baked beans are just not something I eat. But then I came across Jamie Oliver's recipe, which featured fava beans and peas, and I thought why not try it.

Posh Beans on toast can be enjoyed as a healthy snack, appetizer or even light lunch.  Beans are a wonderful source of protein and if eaten without bread this recipe is a delicious low-carb option.

Posh Beans on Toast
 (adapted from Jamie Oliver)

1 green onion
4 cherry tomatoes, quarterd
extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon
1 bunch of fresh mint, minced
1 cup frozen fava beans
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 clove of garlic
4 slices of bread, toasted and rubbed with garlic clove

Finely slice the spring onion, and place the green pieces in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes along with 6 tablespoons of oil, the zest from half the lemon and most of the juice. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
Place the fava beans and peas into a pot of boiling salted water, then blanch for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans and peas to the bowl of green onions and tomatoes. Add the mint and toss well to combine.
Pile the mixtures onto the toasted bread and serve.


  1. beans on toast I only know about from watching Brit TV shows as it is not something we generally eat, but it is a great protein packed snack

  2. This sounds great, I like the garlic and lemon with the fava beans. I will have to try this

  3. This "posh" recipe looks just homey enough for me to dive right on in ;) I've never actually had beans on toast before, but this certainly looks delicious!

  4. Much healthier than the classic :) Americans don't really do "beans on toast" and I thought it was so weird when I heard about it-- but this actually looks delicious. More like bruschetta :)

  5. Oh I love the idea for future summer appetizers or light dinners!

  6. I love the idea of the beans and peas together!

  7. This will be a great appetizer! I've had lots of things on toast, like creamed corn or creamed mushrooms, but never beans. Looks yummy.