Butter Beans with Rosemary and Semi Sun Dried Tomatoes

This is another really fast little recipe, is also wonderful served as a pasta sauce with lots of grated parmesan.  Good served with barbequed or roast lamb too.


  • 1 x 400g tin of butter beans, or any other white beans, like cannellini or 200g of dried beans, soaked in water overnight, drained then cooked till soft in fresh water.
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of chopped semi sundried tomatoes, these are slightly softer and less strong than plain sundried tomatoes, but the plain ones will do if you can’t get the other ones!
  • 1 dst of chopped rosemary
  • Sea salt and pepper


  1. ***Drain the liquid off the beans from the tin, then put the beans into a small saucepan, heat up gently, and add in the olive oil, semi sundried tomatoes chopped rosemary and some sea salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. When warm put into a bowl and let the flavours infuse.