Spicy Sumac Roasted Butter Beans

Spicy Sumac Roasted Butter Beans

Beans, beans, beans and more beans! I love them and I especially like butter beans. All beans are packed with fibre and protein and they are a great source of iron as well. They are also very filling and they are very cheap too. If you read my blog, you will know I tend to use a lot of beans in my cooking.

The other day I decided to roast a tin of butter beans. I had not done this before and I wondered what would happen when I did. To be honest I really wasn’t expecting the results I got. The beans did pop slightly in the oven but they were delicious. My son Ted, who is a fussy eater, even asked me what I was cooking when I pulled the tray from the oven. The butter beans in spices made a great savoury snack.

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  • Colander
  • Kitchen towel
  • Baking tray
  • Plastic brush
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon


  • Butter Beans x 1 tin or beans of your choice
  • Olive oil x 2 tbsps
  • Ground sumac x 1 tsp
  • Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
  • Garlic granules x 1 tsp
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to your taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  • Open the tin of butter beans or beans or your choice.
  • Pour the contents into a colander and drain the water.
  • Wash the beans under a cold water tap.
  • Grab a couple of sheets of kitchen towel and dry the beans in between the sheets.
  • Put the dry-ish beans onto the baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil.
  • Brush the oil over the beans as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle over the spices and herbs and the salt and pepper.
  • Toss all the ingredients together.
  • Once the oven has preheated, put the tray into the oven.
  • Cook the beans for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Then remove and leave to cool.
  • Finally serve and enjoy.
Spicy Sumac Roasted Butter Beans in a Warm Butternut Squash Salad

Sumac Spiced Roasted Beans were a massive hit with me. My lovely little family did not try these beans. I ate the beans as a snack but I also tried them in a warm salad too. The beans did explode a little in the oven but they were delicious. I think the recipe would work with any white bean. If you have a tin leftover from the last lockdown then please feel free to try this recipe. It was so yummy. However you decide to eat these beans, as always, please enjoy! xxx