Beans on Toast is a tasty, healthy, and easy meal you can make with very few ingredients. This Beans on Toast Recipe can be made using a single pot and basic ingredients. Our Beans and Toast recipe is made using White Beans on Toast. We use Vegan butter to sauté garlic, fresh tomatoes, Kalamata olives and kale, seasoned with fresh basil and salt, turning regular Beans on Bread into a flavorful meal!
We make this recipe often around our house. Imagine a recipe that includes all the flavors and textures of good garlic bread, olive tapenade, and a great tomato red sauce with hearty beans for extra protein and you’ve got White Beans on Toast! What I love most, this recipe is something of a perfectly balanced meal: the beans provide the protein, olives for healthy fats, garlic and kale for antioxidants, all atop some warm crunchy bread! That’s why we are excited toWhat a meal!
Beans on Toast Recipe
- Olive oil
- Vegan butter
- Dried basil
How to Make Beans on Toast
- Toast bread. Place sliced bread in either a toaster or onto a grill; toast until golden-brown.
- Sauté garlic and tomatoes. In a medium-sized sauce pot add oil and butter and heat over medium-high. Add garlic, tomatoes, and salt, sauté (stirring frequently) for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down into a sauce.
- Beans and olives. Add beans and olives, cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Kale and basil. Add kale and basil and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Serve. Place toasted bread onto a plate, ladle beans over the top, and garnish with fresh parsley and basil.
Traditional Beans on Toast
This recipe is traditionally English and is commonly made using baked beans and almost no other accompanying ingredients. It’s often eaten as a meal with maybe a cup of good English tea at anytime of the day. However, our recipe is more of an Italian-style version of this simple concept.
What Kind of Beans Should be Used?
In this recipe we like to use white beans. However, butter beans would also be a great option.
Are Beans on Toast a Meal?
Yes, you can eat beans on toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You will find it to be pretty filling. However, because it’s healthy, you won’t feel bogged down and sluggish.
Is this Recipe Healthy?
- Kale contains high amounts of potassium which may reduce blood-pressure (1).
- Studies have shown that olives are high in antioxidants (2).
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- 1 (13 oz.) can cannellini beans
- 1 Roma tomato, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon Vegan butter
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pinch of dried basil
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/2 cup kale, finely chopped
- 1 loaf of bread
- Pinch of salt
- Place slices of bread either in a toaster or onto a grill and toast until golden-brown.
- Add olive oil and butter to a medium-sized sauce pot over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic, tomatoes, and basil; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently until tomatoes begin to break down into a sauce.
- Add beans and olives, cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add kale and cook until wilted.
- Ladle beans over toasted bread and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.