Easy peasy vegan stew with white beans and tomato to keep you warm in winter.
For the bean stew:
2–3 tbsp. olive oil
2 small onions, chopped
4–5 garlic cloves, chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
1 large mealy potato, peeled & grated
3 tbsp. tomato paste
3 cups (720mL) vegetable broth
1/4 cup (60ml) vegan red wine
1 can (14 oz./400g) crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. herbs of Provence
1 bay leaf
1 glass (24 oz. /680g – 15 oz. /425g drained) white beans
For the Topping:
1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 large garlic clove, grated
zest of 1/2 organic lemon
some olive oil
some lemon juice
some flaky sea salt
1. Peel and chop the onions and garlic finely. Wash and dry the celery, cut into small dices. Peel the potato and grate coarsely. Drain the white beans and rinse with some water. Set aside.
2. Add some oil to a large pot and heat up. Add the chopped onions and garlic and fry until soft and glossy. Add the chopped celery and cook for a minute, stirring constantly. Add the grated potato and mix in. Add the tomato paste and mix until everything is well combined – let the tomato paste brown a but, but do not burn it. Deglaze with the vegetable broth and wine. Add the crushed tomatoes, ground cumin, smoked paprika powder, salt, the herbs of Provence, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil again, then reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir from time to time so nothing burns. Add the white beans and let cook for another 10-15 minutes. Season with pepper and some more salt if needed.
3. While the stew is cooking, prepare the topping. Wash, dry, and chop the parsley. Peel and grate the garlic, wash and zest the organic lemon, add some olive oil and lemon juice, and mix everything. Season with flaky sea salt and fresh pepper.
4. Pour the stew into bowls (remove the bay leaf first), add some of the topping and serve with some toasted bread (optional).
Keywords: white beans, tomato, stew, soup, winter, vegan