12 holiday dishes - no.4 butterbean mash with thyme

This is a super simple and very healthy alternative to a festive meal favourite - mashed potato. The recipe calls for jars of butterbeans rather than cans. I know that they can be harder to find but the result is significantly creamier and much more reminiscent of mashed potato. This recipe appeared in the latest edition of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine, click here to go to the magazine website. 

Makes 2 portions

1 large jar or 2 jars of butterbeans, drained and rinsed well

1-2 cloves of garlic (bear in mind the garlic will be raw so very potent)

2 spring onions, roughly chopped

8T dairy free milk, unsweetened

2t Dijon mustard or a similar mustard

1/4t salt

1/2T fresh thyme leaves

Put all of the ingredients (except the thyme) in a small pan and blend until very smooth using a hand blender.

Warm gently on a low to medium heat, serve and top with a scattering of thyme leaves.