Mushroom toast with buttery butter beans & coffee-za’atar

Serves: 2 large or 4 normal toasts
Course: breakfast, lunch, starter
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Kitchen supplies: microwave or pan, (hand) blender, 1 small bowl and 1 frying pan

This toast is amazing, It’s filling you up with warmth (especially when you serve it warm) while still beging a very healthy food choice. The recipe is based on a toast I often got served in one of my favorite delis near my place. I wonder why I don’t make this toast more often! It’s really easy and quick to make.


4 normal toasts or 2 large toasts, I used sourdough bread
400 gram (chestnut) mushrooms, quartered
1 can (240 gram) butter beans
50 gram butter or olive oil
½ tbsp thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp za’atar coffee spice blend

Za’atar Coffee Spice Blend

4 tbsp ground coffee
4 tbsp ground sumac
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp ground coffee
1 pinch of sea salt
optional: 1 tbsp cacao nibs (really nice for some crunch)

Preparation method

  1. Toast the sandwiches with a toaster (or use a frying pan)
  2. Place the mushroom in a pan with a good drizzle of olive oil and cook over a high heat until the mushrooms are browned (5-10 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, rinse the butter beans and place in a bowl together with butter (or olive oil). Microwave (800W) for about 2 minutes.
  4. Blend the butter beans with a hand blender into a creamy ‘hummus’.
  5. Spread out the butter bean spread on the toasts and divide the mushrooms to add on top.
  6. Serve each toast with a royal amount (around 2 tbsp) of the za’atar coffee spice blend.