tomato & cannellini bean stew

We have been so busy in the past few weeks and it feels as if it is only getting busier! I have also been doing lots of cooking for my mamma-in-law who is sadly in hospital at the moment. So we are taking her lots of healthy, nutritious meals each day!

tomato & cannellini bean stew

So this nourishing tomato & cannellini bean stew has been our saviour in the past couple of weeks because we can come home heat it up if we want to or simply just have it cold (it tastes just as good cold as it does warm!). The best part however is that it is so simple to make and requires very little effort and not much in the way of ingredients!

tomato & cannellini bean stew

I find this dish to be a very comforting meal, just think fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano, bay leaves and little bit of chilli for warmth! All these yummy flavours combined together to make an easy meal! 

Buon Appetito


tomato & cannellini bean stew

Serves 4
Author | The Unprocessed Pantry

1 cup cannellini beans, dried* or 2 x 400g tins
500g cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic, finely chopped
1 chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp oregano
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup vegetable stock
olive oil

For the Beans
500g green beans, topped and tailed
1 garlic, finely chopped
olive oil

2 frying pans
wooden spoons
measuring cups and spoons

*If you are like me and you like to used dried beans, prepare the beans by soaking overnight in 4 cups water, then drain and place in a pot with 4 cups of water. Cook for 1 1/2 hours. Drain. 

The green beans add a nice crunch compared to the stew. 

In a frying pan add a generous drizzle of olive oil and add in the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the cumin and cook for another minute. Add in the tomatoes, beans, stock, oregano, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Meanwhile in another frying pan, add a drizzle of oil and a knob of butter and then add in the garlic and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes. Add in the green beans and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly. 




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