Cannellini Beans
with Salsa Verde


  1. Place all the ingredients for the salsa Verde except the oil in a food processor and process until roughly chopped. Slowly add enough oil to form a chunky paste.

  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and beans for 1-2 minutes until the onion is soft. Pour over the salsa and stir to coat the beans. Spoon the mixture on top of the oat cakes to serve.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Difficulty level: Easy
Recipe by
Christine Bailey


  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • Salsa Verde;

  • 1 large handful of parsley

  • Handful of basil leaves

  • Handful of mint leaves

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 anchovies, rinsed (to make this dish vegetarian miss out this ingredient)

  • 2tbsp capers, rinsed

  • 3tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1tsp Dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper

  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil

  • Oatcakes to serve