Super Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Bean Mash

by Charlie
Bowl of creamy lemon and garlic butter bean mash

It really is that simple

For such an easy recipe, this butter bean mash recipe really packs in the flavour. The garlic and lemon are a delicious combo with the earthiness of the butter beans. I particularly love how smooth and creamy this mash is; it’s such a satisfying dish.

Butter bean mash is one of our classic go-to easy dinner additions

We often made this as a swap for mashed potato or if we want to boost the protein content of a dinner. It goes so well with all sorts of foods; one of our favourites is to have it with pan-fried aubergine and courgette rounds. It would also be totally at home in a buddha bowl and as a side with a Sunday roast dinner.

Our butter bean mash is a foolproof recipe!

If I ever get distracted by preparing another dish and let this dry out, I know I can simply revive it. I just add an extra splash of almond milk and mash it back up. It goes right back to its lovely smooth and creamy texture.

This recipe is great because it’s:

  • Easy and quick
  • Only 7 ingredients
  • A great way to replace mashed potato 
  • Vegan, gluten-free & dairy-free

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Bowl of creamy lemon and garlic butter bean mash
Bowl of creamy lemon and garlic butter bean mash

Creamy Lemon & Garlic Butter Bean Mash

This lovely vegan butter bean mash is the perfect side dish. It's so creamy, and the lemon and garlic make it extra tasty!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 165kcal


  • 1 400g can butter beans
  • 1/2 a lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free butter
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Add 1 tbsp of dairy-free butter and the garlic to a pan, and gently fry.
  • Add in butter beans and cook for 10 mins till softened. Now add in the almond milk, the remaining 1 tbsp of dairy-free butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper, then mash.


Nutritional info:

  • 8.4g protein
  • 14.9g carbs
  • 16.6g fat
*calories and nutritional information are estimated per serving

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