White Beans in Tomato Sauce



  1. Wash the beans and bring them to boil over medium heat.

  2. Discard water from first boil. Then cover beans with 4 cups of water and bring to boil again.

  3. Leave over medium heat until it’s soft and well cooked. Approximately 45 minutes.

  4. Drain the water and leave beans on the side to cool.

  5. Slice tomatoes into small cubes and blend them until they’re turn to juice.

  6. Saute the minced onion in 1 tbsp of vegetable oil until golden.

  7. Add tomato juice, coriander, black pepper, cumin and stir well.

  8. Cover the the saucepan and leave tomato mixture over low heat for 10 minutes.

  9. Add 1 tbsp of tomato paste and lemon juice, then stir to boil.

  10. Bring back the beans to the pan and let it cook in the tomato sauce for five/ten minutes over low heat.

  11. Serve with white rice and green salad or vegetable soup.


  • Fresh Tomatoes - 200 g

  • Ground Coriander - 1 Tbsp

  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp

  • Tomato paste - 1 Tbsp

  • White Beans - 1 kg

  • Onion - 1 minced

  • Vegetable Oil - 1 Tbsp

  • Spices: Black Pepper, Cumin

  • Salt (optional)