30 June 2023

Vegan Chorizo Butter Beans

Smoky, creamy butter beans with vegan chorizo, white wine, thyme and smoked paprika. Delicious as part of a tapas selection, served with bread as a main, or even as a brunch dish. These are super easy to make, full of flavour and packed with protein, for a nourishing dish.

I absolutely love butter beans and having recently returned from Rhodes, Greece, where I enjoyed so many gigantes, I've been on a bit of a butter bean hype ever since. These are full of smoky Spanish-inspired flavours, with a little bit of a spicy kick.

Crisp up your chorizo, then fry off your aromatics in the infused oil, add in your seasonings, chorizo and white wine, then stir in your beans and simmer until reduced. Add a little vegan parm, black pepper and parsley and you're good to go.

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Vegan Chorizo Butter Beans | Serves: 3-6 | Time: 25-30 mins

You'll need

  • Sauté pan
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Fine grater


  • Olive oil
  • 2 vegan chorizo (100g) (I used squeaky bean)
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red chili 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree 
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 cans butter beans (with liquid)
  • Pinch salt, to taste (be mindful if using salted beans)
  • Black pepper
  • Vegan parm ~30g (I used Violife)
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped ~15g


  1. Slice the chorizo into coins about 5mm wide, then heat a pan to medium, add a good splash of olive oil and fry the chorizo until seared on both sides. Then transfer the chorizo to a bowl and place to one side.
  2. Dice an onion and add to the chorizo-infused oil on a medium heat, fry for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice the garlic and chilli and measure out the tomato puree and seasonings. Add the garlic and chili and fry off for a few minutes, then add the tomato puree, thyme, oregano and smoked paprika and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the chorizo back in and the wine and cook until reduced. Then add in the butter beans with the liquid, salt if needed and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Grate in the parm and stir through until creamy and desired consistency, adjust for seasoning as required, then add in the chopped parsley and black pepper. 
  5. Garnish with a little parsley, black pepper, parm and olive oil and serve up and enjoy!
Cassidy xx