Chive and Bean Mash
on Nairn's Oatcakes


  1. Place the beans in a bowl and mash together with a fork or potato masher, then mix in the remaining ingredients

  2. Add salt and pepper to taste

  3. To serve, simply place about 1/2 tbsp. of the bean mash on an oatcake, then place a few olive halves on top. Alternatively serve as a dip with Nairn's Mini Oatcakes.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 mins
Difficulty level: Easy
Recipe by
Rachel Allen


  • 1 x 400g tin of white beans, such as haricot or cannellini, drained and rinsed

  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed or finely grated

  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

  • 75ml (3fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil

  • A good squeeze of lemon juice

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • About 16 pitted and halved black olives

  • Nairn's Fine or Mini Oatcakes