Flexitarianism is a food plan focused mainly on nutritious vegetables, pulses and fruit, while getting the benefits of iron and protein from meat and fish where necessary. Try this easy, healthy recipe for the perfect Sunday brunch meat free alternative.
- ½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- ½ small onion, sliced
- ½ small red pepper, thinly sliced into strips
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 227g can chopped tomatoes
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 210g can butter beans or chickpeas, drained
- ¼ tsp sugar
- 1 slice seeded bread
- a few parsley sprigs, finely chopped
- Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion and pepper, and fry gently until soft, about 10-15 mins. Crush half the garlic and add this to the pan, along with the tomatoes, paprika, vinegar, beans, sugar and some seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 mins or until slightly reduced and thickened.
- Toast the bread, rub with the remaining garlic and drizzle with a little oil. Spoon the beans over the toast, drizzle with a little more oil and scatter over the parsley.