These creamy butter beans in tomato sauce are vegan and ready in 10 minutes! Enjoy the beans on their own, or serve them over pasta, potatoes or grains like rice or couscous. Great for busy weekdays!
This dish is a true lifesaver for days when there is no time to cook because:
- You will only need a handful of ingredients.
- The dish is super easy to prepare.
- You’ll probably have all ingredients at home and can avoid a run to the grocery store. The two main ingredients (tomato puree and beans) are pantry staples!
How to serve butter beans in tomato sauce?
Serve the dish on its own, or serve it with starchy sides like pasta, potatoes or grains like rice or couscous. I love to eat it plain and dip it with slices of toasted ciabatta, whole wheat toast or a fresh slice of sourdough bread.
What are butter beans?
Butter beans, often called lima beans, are large beans with an off-white or beige-colored skin. They have a soft and creamy texture and a mild flavor. For this dish you can basically use any cooked beans. I preferably larger varieties that are soft, mild tasting, and large: ergo butter beans.
How to make creamy butter beans
For this dish you’ll need to sauté a small onion until soft, just a few minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes, plant milk, salt and pepper, and the beans of course. Cook them for a few minutes and finish the dish with parmesan.
Note: Parmesan is made with animal rennet and is therefore never vegetarian. You can use a vegan parmesan cheese substitute.
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Quick and Creamy Butter Beans (10 minutes!)
- 1 small onion
- 1 can (15 oz/400 g) tomato sauce
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) oat milk barista (you can substitute any other milk of your choice)
- 1 can (15 oz) butter beans/lima beans (or any other white beans, preferably large ones)
- Salt and black pepper
- Vegan parmesan
- Toasted ciabatta (or any other bread)
- Peel and finely dice onion. Sauté in a medium pan with 1 tablespoon oil until soft and golden, about 3 minutes, stirring often.
- Add tomato sauce and oat milk. Drain and rinse beans and add them to the pan. Season with salt and black pepper and heat for 5 minutes.
- Serve with grated parmesan and enjoy with some bread or over pasta, potatoes, rice, or couscous.