This was super quick and easy to make. I threw this together after getting home from work not knowing what I was trying to achieve but it actually turned out really nice. I already had a whole bunch of baby potatoes cooked from the night before, so I had to work with them some way or another.
I had a tin of cannellini beans so I decided to mix these with the chopped up potatoes. Cannellini beans are great, they have a nice soft texture and they have a slight nutty taste to them. They are low in GI, and are loaded with antioxidants to help keep your skin supple and youthful by preventing loss of skin elasticity.
I had some frozen spinach so I added that to the mix too to add a little extra greens. I always to get some greens in at dinner time. Spinach is loaded with nutrition and is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, and K. It contains 25% of your daily iron intake, has high fibre content, and contains good amounts of many B-complex vitamins such as vitamin-B6, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, folates and niacin.
The sauce was tomato based,I used tomato purée and added some almond milk to make it a little creamier. You can spice it up with some extra cayenne pepper or even add some some chilli’s if you have them if you prefer it to be a little spicier.
What you’ll need:
1kg of baby potatoes
1/2 chopped onion
2 finely chopped scallions
3 chopped cloves of garlic (I like garlic)
1 tin cannellini beans
4 cubes of frozen spinach
2-3 tbsp tomato purée
1/2 cup almond milk
Dash of paprika
Dash of cayenne pepper
Pinch of black pepper
1/2 head of romaine lettuce
- Add your chopped onions, scallions, garlic to a hot pan with some water. Fry until slightly softened.
- Add your beans, spinach, and chopped up potatoes and leave on medium heat for about 5 minutes. add more water to the pan if necessary.
- For the sauce add in your almond milk, tomato purée, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil and black pepper and mix it though. leave to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
- To serve get a nice big bowl out and add your romaine lettuce leaves along the bottom of the bowl. Spoon some of the potato mix in and top of it and enjoy!
I had some left over for the following night and I added in some salsa sauce, chopped tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes and it really lifted the sauce.