Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chives
1/4 cup basil
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 lemon (juice)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper to taste
2, 15-oz cans of large butter beans (white lima beans)
6 cloves garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup water (adjusted to desired texture)
1 tsp red miso paste (substitute with chicken or vegetable broth if needed)
2 cups spinach
toasted whole wheat bread
pinch of sumac
pinch of nigella seeds (optional)
julienned basil (optional)
shredded parmesan or nutritional yeast to taste (optional)
1. Make the herb oil:
add olive oil, chives, basil, cilantro, cumin, and lemon juice to a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
add crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste; stir and set aside.
2. Make the beans:
add olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat.
while the oil is warming up, add miso paste to a separate small bowl and cover with hot or boiling water; stir miso and water until well incorporated; set aside.
once the oil is warm, add garlic to the saucepan; cook until fragrant and slightly golden (2 to 3 minutes).
add strained and rinsed beans to the saucepan, gently stir in the garlic; stir occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes, or until flavors are well-incorporated.
using a fork or the edge of a mixing spoon, mash 1/4 of the beans and gently stir to incorporate into the remainder of the bean and garlic mixture.
add miso broth to bean mixtures and gently stir, keeping majority of the beans in tact; cook for 2-3 more minutes and add water as needed to achieve desired texture.
toast 4 pieces of whole wheat toast
transfer beans to serving bowls and drizzle with herb oil
sprinkle sumac, nigella seeds, basil, cheese or nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper to desired flavor
sumac adds a bright, citrus flavor to balance the warmth and creaminess of the beans
add fried garlic on top of the beans for bonus crunch and savoriness
substitute with any white bean - cannellini beans are a great option
the herb oil works well with thyme, mint, and rosemary as well