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Final plate of cannellini stew with broccoli and brown rice.

Easy Cannellini Tahini Stew

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


This healthy cannellini tahini stew is an easy and quick weeknight dinner. Satisfyingly smoky and creamy, this meal only needs basic ingredients to make.


  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 6oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat up a non-stick pan to medium heat. Add in onion, pepper and mushrooms along with a pinch of salt.
  2. Allow veggetables to sweat untouched for a minute before starting to stir. Stir well and cook until translucent.
  3. Add in garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add paprika, basil and tomato paste. Cook mixture for about 2 minutes, stirring well.
  5. Stir in cannellini beans to combine in sauce, then add in tahini and water.
  6. Stir well and bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer for about 8-10 minutes, stirring on occassion.
  7. Turn off heat and add in lemon juice and stir once more. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.


  • If you want some extra fancy ingredients to add in to this meal, I highly recommend stirring in some minced capers in. 
  • If too acidic for your liking, feel free to add 1-2 tsp sugar or maple syrup to balance.