Spicy beans on toast

Spicy beans on toast

Looking for something a bit different for brunch this weekend? Try beans on toast with a spicy Italian twist.


For the toast

For the spicy beans and spinach


  1. Rub the bread with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan until smoking and chargrill the bread for 1 minute on each side until crisp and golden-brown. Rub the clove of garlic on both sides of each toasted ciabatta slice and set aside in a warm place.

  2. For the spicy beans and spinach, heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Add the chilli flakes, onion and garlic and fry until softened.

  3. Add the spinach and beans and cook until the spinach has wilted and the beans are warmed through. Drain out any excess moisture and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Put the toast on a plate, spoon over the beans and spinach mixture, then sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

Recipe Tips

This is a great recipe for using up bread that is going stale.