Nutty Miso Butter Beans


I. Love. Butter. Beans. And I adore miso. And you all know I’m obsessed with nut butter! This tasty, simple and quick recipe combines all three – a match made in foodie heaven!


Recipe (Serves 3)


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium aubergine
  • 1 400g tin of butter beans
  • 4 tbsp white miso paste
  • 3 tbsp almond or peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Season: A pinch of sea salt and a twist of black pepper


  1. Prepare your veggies and garlic by washing and dicing them up, and then set them aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pot in medium heat, and then add the onions and garlic. Sweat the onions for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Next, add the diced aubergine and red pepper, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the butter beans, miso paste, vinegar, lemon juice, ginger and soy sauce, and stir everything up.
  5. Season with the sea salt and black pepper and add a splash of water if the beans stick a little.
  6. Turn the heat all the way down and give the beans 3-4 minutes to cook away in the pot.
  7. You’re good to go! Serve however you like – I love tucking into a bowl of this with some spinach or other salad greens for a lunch dish, but it would also be great as a dinner with maybe a side of brown or wholegrain rice, or roasted sweet potato!

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this one out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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