A Twist on British-Style Beans on Toast

I first learned about this British meal from my daughter who studied for semester in London. Beans on toast makes for a hearty, fiber-rich meal or snack anytime of the day, whether it’s to rev-up your sleepy metabolism in the morning or as a “mini-meal” snack that could easily sub for a quick lunch or dinner. I’m entering this recipe in a contest to help promote National Hummus Day on May 13 so I thought I would add a twist to this traditional British recipe by incorporating hummus as a creamy base for the beans. I received free samples of Sabre Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

British-Style Beans on Toast with a Twist


1 (15 ounce) can no salt added garbanzo beans, drained over a bowl (to save the bean liquid) and rinsed

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 container Sabre Classic Hummus

1 medium onion, minced

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon molasses

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Salt and pepper to taste

4 slices of whole grain bread, toasted

4 eggs, if desired

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cooking until softened, about 4 minutes. Add hummus, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and tomato paste. Stir and cook 2-3 minutes. Add garbanzo beans and a few tablespoons of bean liquid if the sauce is too thick, cooking for another 3-4  minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over toasted whole grain bread with a sunny-side up egg, if desired. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Note: Hummus is one of my top 3 recommended healthy snacks. It’s the perfect nutritional balance of healthy fat from tahini (sesame paste), plant-based protein and fiber from garbanzo beans. As a dip for crunch carrots, red pepper strips or celery, it can serve as a “mini meal” snack evening out blood sugar when meals are too far apart. Sabre Hummus has always been my go to hummus, which is one of the reasons I chose to enter the recipe contest. Unless I’m making my own, Sabre Hummus is the hummus I always buy. It’s convenient, available everywhere, I buy the little packages of hummus with pretzels thins as a healthy snack when I stop for gas on the turnpike.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh that’s so clever – I lived in England for a month as a teen and I totally remember this classic dish. I didn’t like it back then as a picky teen but I’d sure eat this now!


    1. Judy Matusky says:

      Thanks Deanna. I’ve been eating this for breakfast!


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