Dirty martini beans with a basil and olive pesto!

My midweek kitchen hero – jarred pasta sauce – takes on a new carb (canned beans for the win) and becomes the base of this too easy for words dish.


Place a large pan over medium heat, pour in jar of SNP dirty martini pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Add a can of drained cannellini beans and heat through. You can use store-bought pesto or simply blitz a bunch of basil leaves with one garlic clove, lemon zest and roughly ½ cup of olive oil to make a basil oil, then stir in some chopped green olives. Spoon over beans and ripple through with spoon. Finish with some goat’s cheese, mozzarella, feta or Parmigiano Reggiano works well too. Serve with toasted bread.

To up the toast game, rub a clove of garlic over a slice, drizzle with oil and toast on the griddle!

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