Harissa spiced beans


2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil

1 small onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 can cannellini butter beans

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 Tbsp (30 mL) harissa sauce, more to taste

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

½ lemon, juiced


Heat a large pan on medium-high heat and add the oil, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes, until softened.

Add the beans, tomatoes, and harissa, and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Deglaze the pan with a small splash of water if necessary.

Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the lemon juice.