- dried butter beans
- olive oil
Cover your dry butter beans in water and soak for 8-12 hours. You can reduce this time to about 2 hours by adding bicarbonate of soda to you water.
Once they have been soaked, drain the soaking liquid.
Put in a pan with water, bring to the boil, drain and replace the water, then cook on a gentle simmer for 25-35 minutes. Cooking times for beans can vary massively, as some beans are dryer than other, so it is best to cook them in advance.
Check the beans are cooked, then drain them.
Dress the beans with a bit of rocket and a bit of olive oil.