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Pak Choi with Mashed Cannellini Beans and Garlic

If you have never tried cannellini beans this recipe is definitely worth a go! It is quick and easy to prepare and so stylish it is bound to impress. Delicious served as an accompaniment to pan fried meat or chicken. I have made this with wilted spinach in place of the pak choi and it is equally delicious. You can also replace the cannellini beans with butter beans


410g can cannellini beans, drained
4-5 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
2 packs pak choi, washed and cut in half from tip to root
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Place the cannellini beans in a pan with 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Heat through and lightly mash until the beans start to break up. Season and cover.

2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a wok or frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pak choi and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

3. Pile the mashed beans on to 4 plates, top with the pak choi and drizzle with a little olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice before serving.