Bean & halloumi stew served in a bowl

Bean & halloumi stew

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(50 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

Use a can of mixed beans to make this tomato-based veggie stew with halloumi. Make it in just 25 minutes for a quick and easy midweek supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • stew only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal468
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre14g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



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  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp red chilli, sundried tomato pesto or vegan alternative
  • 1 heaped tsp ground coriander
  • 400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ x 250g block halloumi, sliced



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  • ½ small bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • garlic bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and pepper, along with a pinch of salt and fry for 10 mins or until softened. Add the garlic, pesto and ground coriander, and cook for 1 min. Tip in the beans and tomatoes along with ½ can of water, then bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10 mins.

  2. Add the remaining oil to a separate frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the halloumi for 2 mins on each side or until golden brown.  

  3. Taste the beans for seasoning, then spoon into deep bowls. Top with the halloumi and scatter over the chopped coriander. Serve with garlic bread, if you like.

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11th Feb, 2020
So so good. Tasty and healthy. Best thing is that you can have the bean stew done early in the day and just heat as you are cooking the cheese. A keeper. Did add an extra pepper
Frantic Flapjack
27th Jan, 2020
Yes - it's a good one. Quick to make and a lovely flavour. I added a chopped stick of celery in with the onion and stirred some fresh chopped basil in at the end. Would definitely make again.
21st Jan, 2020
Such a homely meal! We had some things to use up so added some chopped celery and fried pancetta pieces, absolutely gorj!
Charlie Cosh
16th Jan, 2020
Really tasty, makes meat free Monday a real pleasure. Nice thick tomato sauce complemented brilliantly by the halloumi. Some crusty or garlic bread and its a quick and tasty treat.
10th Jan, 2020
We really enjoyed this! I added some dried thyme and basil and we served it with some crusty bread. It makes a quick, easy and tasty mid-week dinner.
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