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17 Mar, 2024

Creamy baked butter beans with oyster mushrooms & vegan n'duja

This is a delicious warming dish that takes beans and elevates them to the next level. We love baking butter beans as it allows them to get all soft and creamy, and crispy on the top. The dish balances all sorts of delicious herby, creamy, punchy, umami and citrusy flavours at once, made extra special with a punchy, smoky drizzle made with Simplicity's natural plant-based n'duja. Enjoy with a lovely slice of bread to dunk in or by itself, as its filled with veggie, nutrients and satisfaction.


Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side.


  • 1 jar of butter beans
  • 1 heaped tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Extra virgin rapeseed oil
  • 4-5 king oyster mushrooms, sliced vertically
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • A large handful of curly kale
  • 1 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4 or 1/8
  • 1/2 bulb of garlic, the cloves separated but still in their skins
  • Salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Simplicity N'Duja
  • 2 spring onions, sliced horizontally at an angle
  • 1 small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Add the beans, tahini, veg stock cube, thyme and oil into a oven proof pan. Pop a lid on and put the pan in the oven for 15-20 mins.
  3. Whilst the beans are baking, cover the oyster mushrooms in tamari and 1 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil and place on a baking tray. On a separate tray, place your onion pieces and whole cloves of garlic. Drizzle over 1 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil and some salt and pepper. Roast them all in the oven for 25 mins.
  4. Take out the beans and remove the lid (using oven gloves). Add a splash of water and mix. Season with some salt and pepper, pop the lid back on and put back into the oven for another 10-15 mins.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare some kale by roughly tearing and placing on a baking tray. Add 1 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil, some salt and pepper,, and massage with your hands until slightly softened. Add to the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Prepare your n'duja drizzle by simply adding 2 tbsp of Simplicity's n'duja with 1 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil and mixing. You may wish to add a splash of water to loosen.
  7. Take the beans out of the oven, along with the mushrooms and roasted onion and garlic. Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins into the creamy baked beans and mash in. Mix altogether until well combined.
  8. Top with the beans with the tamari baked oyster mushrooms, the roasted onion and kale. Drizzle over the n'duja, and add some fresh spring onions, coriander and a couple of tsp of toasted sesame seeds. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime and enjoy!

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