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Creamy Butter Beans with Herb Pistou & Celery Walnut Salad
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Creamy Butter Beans

with Herb Pistou & Celery Walnut Salad

Butter beans, also known as lima beans, have a mild, creamy flavor and texture. We top velvety smashed butter beans with a crunchy, refreshing salad of crisp celery, briny Spanish olives, tart, juicy lemon, and earthy walnuts.

Tags: Gluten-Free High-Protein Soy-Free Less Prep High Fiber
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
610
FAT
26g
CARBOHYDRATES
60g
PROTEIN
24g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the bias
  2. 1/4 cup walnuts
  3. 1 oz Castelvetrano olives, sliced
  4. 1 lemon, juiced (divided)
  5. 0.5 oz cilantro, leaves and tender stems minced
  6. 1/4 cup vegan basil pesto
  7. 2 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced
  8. 26.8 oz butter beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 3 tbsp olive oil*
  10. Salt*
  11. Pepper*
  12. *Not included
  13. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  14. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Allergens: tree nuts (pine nut, walnut)
Tools: Large nonstick skillet
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
610
FAT
26g
CARBOHYDRATES
60g
PROTEIN
24g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Prepare the celery walnut salad

Combine celery, walnuts, olives, just 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in medium bowl and stir. Let salad marinate until step 5. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil)

2
Make the herb pistou

Stir together cilantro, pesto, just 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp olive oil in small bowl. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil)

3
Smash the beans

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and just starting to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add butter beans and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Using back of fork, smash about ½ cup beans and stir until incorporated with remaining whole beans. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp olive oil, smash about 1 cup beans)

4
Simmer the beans

Add ½ cup water and bring beans to a simmer. Cook beans until they become creamy, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (4-serving meal: use 1 cup water) (TIP: Add more water, 1 tbsp at a time, to reach desired consistency.)

5
Serve

Divide creamy butter beans between bowls. Drizzle with herb pistou and top with celery walnut salad. Serve with any remaining lemon juice. Tuck in!

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