Easy Butter Bean Stew

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Easy Butter Bean Stew

recipe by
suzannah smart // smart dietetics

This recipe has been developed by Suzannah Smart of Smart Dietetics, in conjunction with The Co-op’s ‘A Healthy Choice’ campaign.

Everything you need for this recipe can be found in-store locally at Barossa Fresh Foodland or ordered for pickup or delivery to your door via our online store.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium (150g) red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 500mL reduced salt vegetable stock
  • 2 medium zucchinis, diced
  • 1 large eggplant, diced
  • 2 tablespoons salt-reduced tomato paste
  • 2 x 400g tins butter beans (no added salt), drained and rinsed
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup shaved fresh parmesan (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed garlic for the last minute to cook.
  2. Add all other ingredients except parsley and parmesan. Cover saucepan with lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes until vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Serve topped with parsley and parmesan.
Serves: 4

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