Looking for a creamy, natural way to add a buttery flavor to your mashed potatoes? Try Butter beans!
Butter beans, or large lima beans, are big, flattish beans that range from pale yellow to white. Butter beans have a velvety texture and rich, savory, buttery flavor.
Although butter beans sound fattening, they are actually a high fiber food. low-fat bean. Not only are they high in fiber with 5 grams of fiber per half cup, they are also a great source of potassium, a mineral with natural diuretic properties that sweeps excess sodium and fluid out of your body.
In order to make the perfect, ‘buttery’ mashed potatoes, just add butter beans, vegetable broth, a little plant milk and mash. You don’t even need to add salt. The buttery flavor of the beans flavors the mashed potato/butter bean mash without any added salt.
Despite popular belief you don’t need butter to get buttery flavor. The same is true for not needing chicken and fat for delicious, savory gravy. So, the next time you are craving creamy mashed potatoes, try a low-fat, guilt-free version that tastes just as good as mom used to make.