Gigante beans on toast
This is hands down one of my favourite brunch dishes! If you have cooked butter (gigante) beans handy – I usually have portions of cooked beans in the freezer – this is a cinch to make. Enjoy either on its own with a side of crunchy greens, or with a crispy fried egg.
1 small’ish red onion
large pinch of sea salt
pinch of dried chilli flakes, depending on your heat tolerance
1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
250ml chopped tomatoes with the juices (either use half a 400g can of tomatoes or chop fresh ones)
a few large spoonfuls of cooked beans
- Gently sweat the onion in some olive oil or butter with the salt, chilli flakes and paprika.
- Add the thyme leaves and cherry tomatoes and cook over a medium heat until the tomatoes have softened.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the juices have reduced and thickened.
- Stir in the cooked butter beans and serve as soon as they are heated through.