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White Bean Paté

This divine mixture is a perfect spread for toast and works as a filling snack. Butter beans, also known as lima beans, contain molybdenum, which breaks down sulfites in the body. Foods containing sulfites–such as vinegar, wine, eggs, pickles and dried fruits–need this essential mineral to be metabolized properly. Protein-rich legumes also help lower cholesterol and regulate blood glucose levels, so stock up on canned beans today!

Makes 8 servings. Total preparation time: 5 minutes.

Preparation


1. Drain butter beans in a small bowl. Add tahini and mash with a fork. Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and salt to taste.

2. Spread paté on toast and top with sliced tomatoes, avocado, sprouts or baby spinach. If you have fresh basil or cilantro, feel free to add some for extra flavor!


Per serving: 55 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 128mg potassium, 8g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 3g protein

Ingredients

1 can butter beans

2 tablespoons tahini
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 pinch salt

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