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mashed beans on a plate with sliced red peppers and bread

Smashed beans on toast recipe

An interesting twist on beans toast, five bean salad blended with cheese and served on warm fingers of toast.

Serves: 1 portion

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 2-3 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y


  • 45g (3 tbsp) canned five bean salad, no added sugar and salt, drained
  • 10g full fat hard cheese, grated
  • 1x small slice wholemeal bread
  • 1tsp vegetable oil spread
  • ¼ small red pepper, washed and sliced into sticks

This recipe is great as a healthier snack for older children in the family to enjoy too.


  1. Chop or mince the beans and cheese together in a bowl.
  2. Toast the bread, then thinly spread with butter and cut into fingers.
  3. Place the bean mixture on top of the toast fingers.
  4. Add the sliced red pepper sticks on the side.
  5. Place the leftover beans into a bowl, cover and store in fridge for up to 2 days. You could make the mashed beans again or add the leftover beans to your evening meal such as in a soup, casserole, stew or curry,
Lunch and tea can include a main course and a pudding (such as fruit or unsweetened yoghurt).

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