In My Kitchen: Tomato, Harissa and White Bean Stew on Toast [VEGAN]

Harissa is a North African hot chili pepper paste with delicious flavor and a spicy kick. When mixed with soft white beans and savory crushed tomatoes, it’s the perfect stew for a cold winter’s day.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste (use more for more spice)
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Sourdough bread
  • Green onions, sliced (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter (add additional oil and omit butter if vegan) over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté until tender. Add garlic and sauté additional minute.
  2. Stir in harissa paste and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly. Add in tomatoes. Stir again and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Stir in the white beans and continue to simmer over low heat until the mixture is thick and stew-like.
  5. Meanwhile, use a toaster or cast-iron skillet to toast bread.
  6. When ready to serve, plate sourdough toast and top with bread mixture. Serve with green onions, if desired.

Source: Adapted from a recipe by PureWow

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