Author: Rob Hobson Category: Lifestyle, Food & Drink

Rob Hobson’s satisfying heart healthy recipe

Protecting your heart health has never been more important. This recipe devised by Nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition, Rob Hobson, is high in fibre, low in fat and delicious!

Serves 2


400g tin of butterbeans
3 tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
1 onion, finely sliced
3 garlic cloves, 2 finely chopped, plus 1 kept whole
1 tbsp tomato purée
250g ripe tomatoes, skins removed, roughly chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
Pinch ground cinnamon
1 scoop inulin powder – optional
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve
4 slices of wholegrain toast, to serve


Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, tip in the onion and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes until softened, but not browned.

Add the 2 chopped cloves of garlic and fry for a further 3 – 4 minutes. Add the tomato purée and stir, then add the remaining ingredients. Season generously before mixing in the beans.

Turn the heat down and simmer the beans for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the sauce has thickened.

To serve, drizzle the slices of toast with a little olive oil and then rub all over with the whole garlic clove. Top with the beans and then scatter with parsley. Drizzle with a little more olive oil to finish.

Nutrition per serving

Energy 474 calories
Fat 6.4g – Low
Sat fat 2.6g – Low
Carb 68.6g
Sugar 15g – Low
Fibre 22.4g  -Rich in
Protein 24.2g
Salt 0.84g  -Low

Contains (% of the RDA)

Vitamin A 189mcg (24%)
Vitamin E 2.5mg (21%)
Vitamin K1 50.28mcg (67%)
Vitamin C 50mg (62%)
Thiamin 0.59mg (54%)
Niacin 4.78mg (30%)
Vitamin B6 0.41mg (29%)
Folate 115mcg (58%)
Potassium 1457mg (73%)
Calcium 215mg (27%)
Phosphorus 406mg (58%)
Magnesium 135mg (36%)
Iron 6.5mg (46%)
Zinc 2.99mg (30%)
Selenium 12.6mcg (23%)

Good for:

Skin, hair and nails
Iron deficiency
MH – fertility
WH – PMS, menopause

Plate with heart healthy butterbean stew served on toast

For more information on how to protect your heart health, read our article How to eat to protect your heart health

Comment 0 Comments

You need to be logged in to leave a comment...