Herby Beans in a frying pan. A simple, easy and fresh side dish or soup topper.
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Sauteed Herby Beans

Sauteeing beans with garlic until slightly crisp and then tossing them with loads of fresh herbs makes a tasty and quick soup topping or side dish! Vegan and gluten free.  
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • 1 can white beans (400g / 15 oz can) I used butter beans/lima beans
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large handful roughly chopped mixed herbs such as parsley, coriander, thyme


  • Drain and rinse the beans, then pat them dry with a tea towel.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, then add the garlic and beans. Cook, stirring or tossing occasionally, for 5 minutes or until slightly crispy. Mix in the fresh herbs.
  • Enjoy as a side dish or as a soup topping.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.3mg