Butter beans with agrodolce dressing

Butter beans with agrodolce dressing

10 mins Prep · 20 mins Cook

Agrodolce is a sticky sweet and sour Italian condiment-sauce hybrid made of fragrant herbs like rosemary and thyme, balsamic vinegar and a sweet element – we use maple syrup in this recipe

Top tip: Batch cook and freeze this recipe to enjoy later

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Italian
Diet Healthy
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 207
Fat 4.4g
Saturates 0.7g
Protein 6.8g
Carbs 36.4g
Sugars 16.9g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

Download PDF

Soak the beans in water overnight.


Peel and finely chop the onion.


Drain the beans then place them in a pot. Cover with salted water and bring to a boil then simmer until tender. Drain and set aside


In a large saucepan, heat the oil then add the onion, herbs and salt. Sauté until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the vinegar and maple syrup then simmer until reduced.


Add the butter beans and toss to coat. Adjust the salt and add more vinegar or maple syrup, to taste.


Halve the baby tomatoes and toss into the beans.


Allow to cool then serve topped with the watercress.