Mixed Bean Stew with Sliced Avocado

You will need

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 stick celery, finely sliced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 large red pepper, seeds removed and discarded, finely diced
½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ x 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 x 200g can sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
½ x 400g can chopped tomatoes
250ml low sodium vegetable stock
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 medium avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced


1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan then add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, until soft.

2 Add the chilli powder, ground cumin and smoked paprika and cook for a further 2 minutes.

3 Add the black beans, chickpeas, sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the stew starts to dry out, add a little water.

4 Stir in the tomato purée, lime juice, salt, pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes.

5 Serve in bowls with the slices of avocado.

Recipe © The Vegetarian Society, recipe from Happy, Healthy and Delicious