5 Bean Medley and Grilled Hallumi

9 Jun

5 Bean Medley and Grilled Hallumi









The ingredients:

1 large Onion (I used red, but you could you any)

1 clove Garlic

½ tsp dried chilli flakes (add more or less depending on your love for spicy food)

¼-1/2 tsp smoked paprika (depending  on how spicy you like your food)

1 tsp dried mixed herbs, or a handful of fresh herbs (parsley, basil, etc)

1 Courgette, sliced (but you could use equal amounts of aubergine, mushrooms, peppers, or most other Mediterranean veggies of your choice)

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tbsp tomato ketchup (optional, but does add another dimension)

1 tin of tomatoes

A few sliced olives (optional)

2 tins of beans – I used a mix of kidney beans, black eyed beans, borlotti beans, pea navy beans, baby green lima beans and sweetcorn.  Make sure the beans are tinned in water or brine.  Alternatively you could use dried beans, but make sure you leave them to soak overnight.


The recipe:

  1. Dice the onions and garlic
  2. Heat oil in a big saucepan.  Add the onion, garlic, and dried chilli flakes.  Sauté gently until the onion softens and becomes translucent.
  3. Add courgette (or other vegetables) and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add herbs, tomato puree, tomato ketchup and smoked paprika. Stir through
  5. Rinse the beans and add to the saucepan
  6. Add the tin of tomatoes.  (I also add the olives here)
  7. Half refill the tin from the tomatoes with water and add to the saucepan.  Stir and simmer gently
  8. Whilst the beans are simmering, heat grill pan (or oven grill). Add a little oil to the pan
  9. Slice hallumi (~2mm thick slices), and grill on each side for 1-2  minutes

To serve:

Spoon the bean medley into bowls and lay hallumi slices over.


2 Responses to “5 Bean Medley and Grilled Hallumi”

  1. kimroyston June 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    This is a VERY sexy looking dish….grilled hallumi how can you go wrong!!! Keep up all the great work and thank you for all the yummy recipes.

    • larafriendly June 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      Thank you! If you’re lucky I may even cook you dinner tonight.

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