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  • 8
  • Fat conscious Health conscious Heart friendly
  • 5 minutes, plus cooling time
  • 30 minutes


  • 2 cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 T peanut oil
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and milled black pepper to taste
  • For dipping:
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Spring onions

Cooking Instructions

Blend the ingredients in a food processor, then turn into a 20 cm well-oiled baking pan or ovenproof dish and cover tightly with foil. 

Steam over simmering water, covered, for 30 minutes or until firm to the touch and coming away from the sides. 

Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before urning out. Serve at room temperature. 

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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