African bean and tomato stew (plant-based, gluten-free)

5 from 1 vote
In Madagascar, this bean and tomato stew is called tsaramaso malagasy.
It's a simple, aromatic, and inexpensive meal to throw together.
Everyone here gobbled it up happily and went back for second helpings!
For today's inspiration, here is a quote I like by Nelson Mandela:
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
May you have many successes and also many times of learning and getting back up on your path ahead.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword beans, comfort food, gluten-free, onepot, plant-based


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ onion or 2 green onions, chopped finely
  • 1 tomato, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 can white or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook the onions for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they start to soften.
  • Add the tomato, mix well, and cook for 10 minutes to soften the tomato.
  • Finally, add the beans, salt and pepper, heat to warm through and serve hot.
  • This recipe doubles nicely if you have more people to feed, and can be served with a side salad and your favorite bread.
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