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Bean and Halloumi Stew

Bean and Halloumi Stew

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Serves: 4

This bean and halloumi stew is a great one to make for those busy weekdays. Onion and garlic are fried in oil and aromatic Middle Eastern spices, then brought together with rich tomatoes and butter beans and topped with fried halloumi. Filling and full of flavour, this is a simple dish you’ll be making every week. Looking for more halloumi recipes? Look no further.
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tsp baharat
  • ½ tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin butter beans
  • 1 tin cannellini beans
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 30g coriander, chopped, plus more to serve
  • 2 tsp Natoora Wild Garlic, Rocket & Hazelnut Pesto or Natoora Wild Rocket & Almond Pesto
  • 150g spinach
  • 250g halloumi, cut into 0.5cm slices


Step 1

Add the olive oil to a casserole dish over a low heat followed by the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 mins. Next, add the chilli powder, baharat, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp ground black pepper and fenugreek and mix together well.

Step 2

Add in the chopped tomatoes, butter beans, cannellini beans, honey, coriander and pesto and mix together well. Add the spinach and cover for 5 mins until wilted and then stir into the stew. Cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer for 25 mins.

Step 3

In a separate frying pan, add the halloumi and dry fry for 5 mins on each side on a medium heat until golden brown.

Step 4

Spoon the stew into deep bowls and top with the halloumi and a sprinkling more of chopped coriander.

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