Mediterranean Butter Beans with Wholemeal Pasta

By  McDonald, T.  |  Date 17th of October 2020  
If you like strong flavours, this is a must try.  The tomato sauce is bursting with flavour and the wholemeal pasta will keep hunger at bay for longer.  Easily veganized by omitting the pesto (pesto has cheese in)

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  • 1.5 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp garlic granules 
  • 50g of chopped tomato
  • 1/2 tsp of maple syrup
  • 50g of butter beans, rinsed and drained 
  • wholemeal or lentil pasta
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1/4 cup of peas
  • Some Coriander, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 2 tsp of chilli and tomato pesto (leave this out if you want vegan)
  • Salt to taste


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Saucepan


Except for the coriander, put everything in a saucepan and cook for 10-15 minutes.  Ensure the pasta is tender before serving.  Use the coriander to garnish. 


Soak the pasta for 20 minutes beforehand.


Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit, but are classed as a vegetable by nutritionalists?

Tomatoes have zero cholesterol and has vitamins A and C.

Butter beans contain roughage, iron, magnesian, vitamin B-6 and protein. 

Wholemeal or red lentil pasta contains a higher count of roughage than its white counterpart. 


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