This is a very easy to make white bean puree which the whole family enjoys. We have it with quickly cooked steaks and grilled asparagus. It works as a mashed potato substitute and I am always happy to find ways to use more legumes.
White bean puree - a mashed potato substitute
1 can cannelini beans (I always use the italian ones - they seem softer and also don't contain additives)
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup chicken stock
1 slice lemon rind
Simmer the beans,garlic and lemon rind in the stock for about 5 mins.
Remove the lemon rind and puree with a stick blender. Once blended add 1/2 tab olive oil and quickly whiz again.