Care of Amy Symington
Try this sweet and savoury rendition of an old classic.
- 1 tsp oil (canola or olive oil will do)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, pureed
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 ½ cups aduki beans, cooked (approx. 2 cans)
- ½ cup tomato puree
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp veg friendly Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1-½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp coarse sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
garlic chive micro-greens (optional)
In a large sauce pan over medium heat add oil. Once the oil is heated, add onions and sauté for 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the beans, tomato puree, ¼ cup of maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, water, paprika, and cayenne, if using. Stir and place the lid on the pan. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Next, add lemon juice, the remaining maple syrup, sea salt and black pepper to taste. Stir, plate and top with garnish. Serve with whole grain bread or toast.