Make this nourishing butter bean stew, then check out our white bean stew, Tuscan bean stew, chickpea stew and vegetable stew. Also browse more comforting stew recipes and easy vegan meal ideas.


  • ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 x 400g tins butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200ml lighter coconut milk
  • 200ml fresh vegetable stock
  • 180g kale, shredded
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a pan over a medium-low heat and fry the onion for 15 minutes until lightly golden and tender. Season with salt, then add the garlic and ginger. Fry for another 4-5 minutes or until the ginger is lightly golden. Stir in the turmeric and coriander, then add the beans, coconut milk and stock.

  • STEP 2

    Simmer for 10 minutes, then stir in the kale and cover with a lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the kale has wilted. Remove the lid and cook for a further 2-3 minutes to reduce the stew, if you like. Season again and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

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