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Borlotti Bean and Dill Pâté

The humble bean does not get the attention it deserves – in this quick recipe, it is the star!

Serves: 4
Time to prepare: 05 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan


  • 400g/14oz tin borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ small garlic clove (really small)
  • 50g/1¾oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1g fresh dill (two little sprigs)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Blend all of the ingredients together and season well. Save a little of the herb for garnish.
  2. Serve on biscuits, bread, wraps, in a ramekin as part of a salad.

Chef’s tips: As with most food it’s all in the presentation. Blended beans don’t always look the most attractive thing. Use your skills as a chef to dress the pate. Slices of cucumber, baby tomatoes etc. will add a splash of colour. This recipe uses borlotti beans but just about any will work well. Always rinse and drain thoroughly, though.


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