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Friday 17 February 2017

Vegetarian bean and artichoke crown

We certainly eat a wide variety of food in our house, and sometimes we will take a vegetarian option. I know many readers choose to eat vegetarian, and some vegan, and it is of course a personal choice. Looking at this weeks meals we have already enjoyed chicken, lamb, beef, and fish dishes so I thought why not have a vegetarian choice today! Well why not indeed ...
So without further ado - have a look at this recipe - it really can and does make a nice change!

Serves Six
1 x 280g (9oz) jar roasted artichokes
2 x 400g (13oz) tins cooked butter beans, drained
75g (3oz) mature vegetarian cheddar, grated
3 eggs, beaten
300g (10oz) leeks, sliced 
2-3 red peppers, de-seeded and sliced 
1. Heat the oven to Gas Mark 5, 190°C, 375°F. Drain the artichoke hearts and use the oil to lightly grease a non-stick savarin or garland ring cake tin (keep the remaining oil).
2. Put the drained butter beans in a bowl, cut the artichoke hearts in half and add to the beans along with the cheddar and beaten eggs. Fill the cake tin with the mixture, then cover with foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
3. Toss the sliced leeks and red peppers in a little more oil from the artichoke hearts. Place in a roasting pan and roast in the top of the oven for 25 minutes.
4. Turn the ring out onto a serving plate, and spoon the roasted vegetables into the middle before serving.

Each Serving:
Carbohydrate 11.1g Protein 11.3g Fibre 6.2g Fat 12.5g

Original idea from

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All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

I would love this recipe! My husband HAS to have meat with each meal but I could live on vegetables.
Happy Weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy! Hugs, Valerie

roughterrain crane said...

Thanks for your enlightenment. We have been under the superstition that being rich cannot go alone without having animal protein. The truth will set us free.

Jo said...

This dish is so far from anything we usually eat, Mick doesn't think he's had a meal unless there's meat on his plate, but I could totally go for this, it looks delicious and something a little different.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

I think we get a bit stuck in a rut with our meals, this is very different for us, thank you for the recipe xx

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Vegetarian dishes are the best, they are healthy and colourful and... yes, I think they are more ethical as well. This recipe looks gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing! Have a happy weekend! xx

Christine said...

what a lovely idea!

Tom said...

...sure looks pretty.

The Happy Whisk said...

Drop the cheese, drop the eggs and I'm there.

The Happy Whisk said...

PS I make bean dips and spreads allll the time. They are super easy and delish. No dairy or eggs in anything I eat but easy enough to add for those who fancy that sort of food.

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so yummy! I will almost definitely be trying this recipe! We did one of the recipes last night that you shared with a slight modification as I'm a vegetarian. Thanks for such great recipes, they're really helping to expand my repertoire with healthy options...

Revrunner said...

Well, it looks delicious.

Adam said...

looks nice

Jenn Jilks said...

There are so many tricky things to cooking for family.
Hubby cannot have dairy, yeast or eggs. I'm finding it tricky.

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks really good!