An amazing fresh tomato stew, packed full of nutritious white beans. The sauce is so thick and moreish.
When to eat
This is a summer stew, enjoy from July to September.
This meal is around 85.56% less polluting than the average UK meal.
- Eating this recipe will save around 2.51 KG CO2e per person.
- That’s equivalent to the emissions produced driving 20.77 KM in a modern car.
- 750 g Tomato
- 100 g Bread
- 2 Onion
- 2 Clove Garlic
- 200 g Runner Beans
- 400 g Cooked White Beans
- 2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 10 g Thyme
- 2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Aubergine
- 4 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Loosely chop the tomatoes, removing the white pith from the centre of the tomato. Place the tomato into a blender and whiz until smooth. Finely dice the garlic and onion. Heat half the olive oil in a deep saucepan over a medium heat. Toss in the garlic and onion and fry for about 3 – 4 minutes until the onion has softened. De-stalk chop the thyme, add alongside the oregano and red pepper flakes to the pan and fry with the onion for a minute more.
- Pour the tomatoes into the pan, bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the white beans to the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.
- Whilst the stew is cooking, chops the aubergine into 1 cm pieces. Heat the remaining olive oil in a wide frying pan over a high heat and fry the aubergine for 5 minutes or until the exterior has taken some colour and the pieces have softened.
- Uncover the stew. Chop the green beans into small pieces, about half a cm in length. and toss into the mixture. Season the broth and remove from the heat. Allow the pan to sit for a couple of minutes. Tear the bread into small pieces (if it isn’t suitably stale you can place into a hot oven for a few minutes to dry out) and then tip into the soup along with 100 ml of boiling water. Mix the pieces into the stew with a wooden spoon, allowing the bread to soak up the sauce. If the stew becomes too thick, you can add a little more boiling water to thin.
- Serve the soup in bowls with a good helping of the aubergine arranged on top.