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Sun-Dried Tomato & Butter Bean Stew

25 min


One-bowl / one-pot

You don't need to be a master chef to make this comforting bowl of goodness. The stew is as velvety and heartwarming as it gets, guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. It brings together the dream team of ingredients: buttery beans, fresh spinach, zesty sun-dried tomatoes, and our secret ingredient – a splash of white wine vinegar – adds just the right zing!



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  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    large leek, thinly sliced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp
    dried thyme
  • ½ tsp
    dried rosemary
  • ⅓ cup (50 g)
    sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups (300 mL)
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 3 cups (510 g)
    cooked butter beans
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    soy cooking cream
  • 5 cups (150 g)
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 3
    slices rustic bread, toasted

Optional garnish

  • fresh parsley
  • chili flakes


  1. Add the oil and leek to a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. Next, add the garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Cook for 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and flour. Continue to stir, cooking for 1 minute.
  4. Add the water and bouillon cube. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until thickened.
  5. Stir in the beans and cooking cream. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Lastly, stir in the spinach, white wine vinegar and black pepper.
  7. Serve with toasted bread, garnish, and enjoy!


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Grains & Starches 15%

all-purpose flour

slice rustic bread

Proteins 24%

cooked butter beans

Fruits & Veggies 61%

large leek

clove garlic

sun-dried tomatoes in oil

fresh spinach

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

sun-dried tomatoes in oil

soy cooking cream

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Ninette Ordonez - June 23, 2024, 4:55 a.m.

Yummy 😋

Lauren - June 21, 2024, 1:16 a.m.

Hi! Do you think substituting spinach for kale would be okay? I have soo much kale in my garden.

Katarina - June 19, 2024, 8:33 p.m.

I made this stew a few times already and all I can say is that it's delicious and very comforting. I am planning to make it again soon and freeze the leftovers. Currently I have a huge (almost 750 g) leek and I was wondering how many servings I could get out of that. Maybe you know how much did the leek you used in the recipe weigh?

PUL Team - June 20, 2024, 10:29 p.m.

Hi Katarina, so glad that you're enjoying the stew! Our large leeks are usually between 200-300 grams. Happy cooking 🫶

Amba - June 18, 2024, 9:07 p.m.

I love this recipe and it is so easy and fast.

Only change I made is using canned butterbeans/ whitebeans instead (much more convenient when you forgot to soak the dried beans the night before + they dont have the dried ones in my regular supermarket).

Kristýna Mertová - June 13, 2024, 9:52 p.m.


Maas van Apeldoorn - June 11, 2024, 9:17 p.m.

It happens so rarely that I don't really want to change anything about a recipe after I make it the first time but this is one. It's so nourishing, easy, jam packed with flavor and nutritious.

(after making it 8 times I couldn't help it, I suggest adding chili flakes in the same quantities as the thyme and adding roasted pumpkin seeds on top)

PUL Team - June 12, 2024, 6:02 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the stew, Maas 😃

Alessandra Castro - May 30, 2024, 10:16 p.m.

add mushrooms gets a nice taste as well ☺️

Isabelle - May 30, 2024, 5:22 p.m.

This is our favorite and we make it very often. Wow!!!

Ekim Stevens - May 25, 2024, 1:08 a.m.

Oh my God this was divine. I couldnot find butter beans but used nothern beans instead ,omit the cream add a touch of cumin and paprika. I used raw spinach under the beans... I would never imagine. Just divine

PUL Team - May 25, 2024, 3:08 a.m.

Mmm lovely ideas to change up the stew, Ekim! So thrilled to hear it was a success as well 🫶

Nicole Mostofa - May 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

My canned lima beans were kind of bitter. Recipe was okay. I might have made it too acidic - either more tomato or more lemon juice. Might try again.

PUL Team - May 15, 2024, 1:05 a.m.

Hey Nicole, in case it helps, rinsing canned beans well can help get rid of any excess salt or other flavours 🙂

Iman - May 9, 2024, 8:52 p.m.

Wanted to love this since cozy creamy recipes are my favourite but it just didn’t measure up to the other recipes I’ve tried from this app (which have all been amazing). It felt plain despite my increasing the seasoning in the recipe. I think it could do with some mushrooms and maybe nutritional yeast which I can see a few others have added, i’ll try that next time and maybe sub soy cream for cashew cream and see how it goes!
Really enjoying the app and experimenting with all your recipes :)

Natasha - May 8, 2024, 10:31 p.m.

Hello there! I see that you use a lot of leeks, onions, & garlic in your recipes. For people like me who don't eat them, how do you suggest we substitute it?


PUL Team - May 10, 2024, 7:47 p.m.

Hey there, Natasha, if you prefer not to use leeks, onions, or garlic, you can substitute them with similar herbs and spices that add depth and aroma, like ginger, fennel, or shallots.

If you prefer lower FODMAP alternatives, garlic-infused olive oil is a substitute for garlic whereas using chives or adding the top green part of green onions can be added at the end of cooking to help mimic onion and leek if you enjoy these 🙂

Linnea - May 7, 2024, 7:39 p.m.

Such an amazing bowl of utter comfort, really delicious will be making on repeat

alan - May 5, 2024, 7:59 p.m.

That was so nice very tasty and my wife loved it. Definitely make it again

Erin - May 1, 2024, 5:28 a.m.

This was delicious! Thank you so much!

Elisabeth Martinez - April 30, 2024, 2:59 p.m.

This dish is so good! Delicious!

Mallory - April 29, 2024, 9:08 p.m.

Nice nutritious bean stew. I had it with new potatoes

Lori - April 29, 2024, 2:29 a.m.

Another excellent recipe! I substituted shallots for leeks and garnished with green onions, parsley and chili flakes. Any idea how to use up the leftover soy cooking cream?

Liesbeth - April 26, 2024, 7:37 p.m.

This was really quick and really tasty! Even my boyfriend who doesn't usually like sun dried tomatoes enjoyed this dish very much. Thanks for another great recipe!

PUL Team - April 29, 2024, 7:43 a.m.

Love it when the unexpected enjoy a recipe 🙌 thanks, Liesbeth!

M - April 20, 2024, 11:23 a.m.

Super delicious

Eva Faberová - April 19, 2024, 9:20 p.m.

Wow - this was really delicious!

Anna - April 12, 2024, 2:39 p.m.

I've never been a bean lover but I really wanted to start eating and liking beans, and since this recipe looked incredibly yummy, I thought I'd give it a go.
I just had it now and it was absolutely delicious! Didn't know beans can taste that good hahah
I also tossed in some button mushrooms which are a great addition to this recipe in my opinion. ☺️ (And I swapped fresh for frozen spinach, because that's just what I had at home - worked just as well)
Highly recommend! Thanks for this deliciousness!

PUL Team - April 13, 2024, 4:21 a.m.

Ahh how exciting, Anna! Thanks a bunch for taking the time. to share the lovely review with us 🥹 we're so glad that the stew was enjoyed 🥰

Susanne Colella - April 10, 2024, 3:56 a.m.

Can I substitute roasted tomatoes for the sun dried ones?
I wish you had a cookbook. I love your recipes I watch you over and over on YouTube Thank you

PUL Team - April 10, 2024, 7:25 a.m.

Hi there, Susanne! You can roasted tomatoes as a substitute, but it will impact the flavour of the stew slightly. And we hope to create a cookbook someday! Thanks for expressing interest in it, and until then, thanks for the love and support 💛

Jo - April 9, 2024, 8:48 p.m.

Absolutely delicious ❤️

Fiend - April 5, 2024, 2:22 p.m.

I love how easy & quick this was to put together & it was a delicious cosy weeknight meal along with some gluten free sourdough. Great comfort food that makes you feel nourished. 💚

Lauren DuRocher - March 31, 2024, 10:12 p.m.

Used a cashew cream (1/4 cup of soaked raw cashews blended with some water) instead of the soy cooking cream. Delicious recipe

Grace O'Donnell - March 30, 2024, 7:09 p.m.

Made this twice in one week, it was so good and easy to make!

agata - March 29, 2024, 1:59 p.m.

Quick easy tasty and healthy- what more could you ask for 💗

Denise Marie - March 27, 2024, 7:55 p.m.

This was simple yet filling. It's a great recipe to change up now and then. This time, I put sliced olives in, olive oil and nutritional yeast. Great week night meal! ❤️

Claire Kamibayashi - March 27, 2024, 3:57 a.m.

So delish!!!! I didn’t have ready to go butter beans so I just used navy beans. Amazing dish as always ✨

Kelly Eleneski - March 26, 2024, 12:21 a.m.

Love this cozy recipe! It was really easy to pull together (I LOVE one pot meals) and is super delicious. I was wondering if subbing the leek for onion would work? I have those all the time and it would be easier to use it. Will definitely make this again! (Also quick shoutout to the app designers and coders. This is by far the best cooking and recipe app I’ve used. The step by step instructions with photos and built in timers and AMAZING.)

PUL Team - March 26, 2024, 1:46 a.m.

Hey there, Kelly, so glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for the incredibly kind words about the app. Robin is our sole coder - so this is a huge compliment I'll pass along to him 😇 And substituting leek with onion will work perfectly in the stew! You'll even see it in the ingredient list as a swap option if you click the little green downward-facing bracket. I hope this helps!

Annaka - March 25, 2024, 2:43 a.m.

Loved this recipe!! It came together super quickly with simple ingredients. I served it with some crusty sundried tomato bread from our local bakery. I couldn’t find vegan cream so swapped for a big scoop of plain unsweetened yogurt and it worked perfectly. Definitely adding to the regular rotation of weeknight meals!

PUL Team - March 27, 2024, 12:55 a.m.

Aw so glad that the stew was enjoyed - and love the bakeries idea to make sundried tomato bread 🙌

Alice Granström - March 24, 2024, 7:21 p.m.

Love this!

Sophia - March 24, 2024, 3:44 a.m.

Fantastic easy to prep dish with tons of flavor. My 1.5 year old ate it up and asked for more. Will definitely be making again!

alisa - March 24, 2024, 2:08 a.m.

One of my recent favourites! So easy to make and great flavour and nutrition profile!
I subbed the soup cream for oat yoghurt and it worked out quite well, they don’t sell soy cream where I live.

Bahar - March 24, 2024, 12:20 a.m.

Wow! Today I asked ChatGPT to randomly suggest a recipe from your website, and it was this one, haha... I could not resist writing a comment! Although a bit on the pricy side in my area, it turned out even better than I expected! Amazing - thanks!

PUL Team - March 26, 2024, 10:58 p.m.

Aw we're glad you enjoyed the stew, Bahar! Thanks for taking the time to leave the review :)

Audrey S - March 23, 2024, 1:29 a.m.

Easy meal to make, taste great!!

Katrin - March 21, 2024, 9:08 p.m.

I liked how easy it was to cook. You can also easy switch up and make it your own. Love one pot recipes. The kitchen smelled nice because of the dried herbs. The taste is delicious and I have a feeling it's really nourishing. Will cook it again and again.

PUL Team - March 22, 2024, 1:57 a.m.

Yayy it means so much that the stew was enjoyed, Katrin! 🤩

Casey - March 21, 2024, 7:55 p.m.

I didn't have leeks, so I swapped for a bunch of green onion instead. I also didn't have butter beans, so I used white navy beans. I ALSO didn't have spinach on hand but decided to make the recipe anyway.

Make. The. Recipe. Anyway. It's THAT good.

PUL Team - March 22, 2024, 1:58 a.m.

Ooo thanks for sharing the modifications and for the glowing review, Casey!

Naomi - March 20, 2024, 6:18 p.m.

I’ve run out of different ways to say ‘delicious’ on this app, so let me just say

It was delicious

PUL Team - March 20, 2024, 11:24 p.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Naomi, here's more delicious adventure 🤗

Maria Ribbe (nymui) - March 19, 2024, 7:02 a.m.

I made this and today and it is just heavenly delicious and absolute comfort food.

I was just wondering if anyone tried for cooking time with dired white beans yet since we have those at home far more often.

PUL Team - March 20, 2024, 10:57 p.m.

Hi Maria, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the dish! While we haven't personally tried it with dried white beans, soaking them overnight and adjusting the cooking time as needed should work well. Let us know how it goes if you try it out 😃

Kristi - March 18, 2024, 7:44 p.m.

I'm starting to feel like a broken record when rating these recipes, because once again this one is outstanding. It's Tuscan chicken pasta-esque in flavor, obviously without the chicken or the pasta.
I've never used butter beans dried or canned, but we've been missing out, they're great! I will say, we found we needed to add a fair amount of salt, we think because we made our beans from dried and didn't use salt in our initial preparation.
Again, we've never made or even used them before, I only bring this up for anyone else who isn't used to prepping dry beans or whose local markets also don't sell butter beans/only carry the small green limas in cans; this is the only recipe we've tried where we've found it to be a bit bland when following the recipe and also the only recipe we've made using beans that weren't canned simply because our local markets don't sell them. This might be VERY obvious to others, but to us bean cooking novices we were surprised that for once we needed to add more salt than was recommended, we're learning! Once we seasoned to our taste it was perfection! My husband commented that he's noticed that the recipes we've tried from this app are very filling, with just a few exceptions. This one is super hearty and we found the allotted portions were actually on the large side for our family of normally big eaters.

PUL Team - March 20, 2024, 9:05 p.m.

Hey Kristi, how wonderful to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Using butter beans for the first time is so exciting 🤩 Adjusting the salt to taste is a great tip, especially when cooking with dried beans. It's fantastic that the recipes from the app consistently provide satisfying meals, though portion sizes may vary for different appetites. We're excited fo you to keep exploring and enjoying your culinary journey! 😃

Angelapa - March 18, 2024, 1:52 a.m.

This recipe is sooo delicious and very fast and easy to make . Thyme and rosemary is a great match. The sun dried tomato adds umami … dare I say , like bacon would.

Eli - March 12, 2024, 11:50 p.m.

OMG… I can’t believe how ridiculously easy and quick it was to put together this dish and how much flavour it delivers for such a small effort. You did it again, PUL! Thanks!

Eli - March 13, 2024, 12:10 a.m.

By the way, the second time I made this recipe I added some mushrooms that I had to use up with the leek and it turned out great. Even more umami!

PUL Team - March 13, 2024, 9:17 p.m.

Ooo a lovely idea to add mushrooms, Eli! Thank you 🤩

Maas van Apeldoorn - March 10, 2024, 9 p.m.

Have made it 4 times till now and it's so satisfying. I do prefer substituting the spinach for kale for an extra herbal bite! Usually make about twice the recipe for leftovers

PUL Team - March 11, 2024, 7:55 p.m.

A lovely idea to use kale in the butter bean stew, Maas! So glad you're enjoying the recipe 🤗

Tiffany A - March 7, 2024, 1:35 a.m.

No complaints at dinner! This was a satisfying and comforting meal. No adjustments are needed here.

Nikisha Budhai - March 6, 2024, 10:44 a.m.

PUL uve done it again. No words. This dish is simple and delicious. I added dry chillies for some spiciness but alone it is an absolute show stopper.

PUL Team - March 6, 2024, 7:06 p.m.

Oh we're so thrilled to hear, Nikisha - thank you for the glowing review!

Clara - March 2, 2024, 12:08 a.m.

Such a comforting and quick, easy meal ! I love the taste of the dried tomatoes in here, it pairs really well with the rest. I will definitely be making this again !!

PUL Team - March 2, 2024, 4:34 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Clara 😊

Nora - Feb. 28, 2024, 1:44 p.m.

An amazing recipe, can easily be multiplied for more servings. For more variation I swapped 2/3 of the buttered beans for kidney and other beans and it was still very delicious even the next day! ☺️

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2024, 11:16 p.m.

Such a lovely idea, Nora - we're so happy that the stew was enjoyed!

Leslie - Feb. 28, 2024, 5:03 a.m.

I’ve been watching the channel forever but this is the first recipe I attempted. I’m happy to say that it was a HUGE success! The flavors blended so well together. It’s nice to have leftovers that actually get eaten!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2024, 8:11 a.m.

Gosh thanks for watching the videos and now making the leap to try a recipe! We're so happy it was enjoyed, Leslie. Enjoy the leftovers 🤗

Cuqui - Feb. 28, 2024, 12:23 a.m.

My partner called me Leek Queen, so I guess this recipe was a success 😂 It also gave me opportunity to use up all the white beans cans I had in the pantry for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration 🙏🏽

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2024, 12:31 a.m.

Gotta love a leek queen 😜 so happy that the stew was enjoyed, Cuqui - thank YOU!

cheree - Feb. 27, 2024, 2:02 a.m.

This was so good. It’s amazing by itself but I served it over rice

TT - Feb. 26, 2024, 1:01 a.m.

I am not a fan of Lima beans. Will this work with another white bean?

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2024, 5:02 a.m.

Hey TT, yes you can use another white bean. We've heard a positive review for great northern beans from Andy and Royal Corona beans from Lisa K for example 🤗

Hannah - Feb. 24, 2024, 8:30 p.m.

Lovely recipe and so easy to make. Definitely a new favourite!

Karoline Nyhagen - Feb. 24, 2024, 6:58 p.m.

This was amazing, didn't have fresh spinach but used frozen instead which worked great and subbed vinegar for lemon juice 😊

Earl Grey - Feb. 24, 2024, 10:11 a.m.

This is so good! Incredibly delicious!

Lulu - Feb. 24, 2024, 6:36 a.m.

I use coconut cream, decrease the amount of bullion cubes and add some pasta to it for my 7 month old! He loves it!

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2024, 6:41 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Lulu! Hugs to your and your little one 🤗

Phillipa - Feb. 21, 2024, 12:15 p.m.

Big hit at home. My visiting meat-eating parents loved it too! I added a bit of mangold to the spinach step which blended in really well.
Thank you for another great recipe.

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2024, 5:28 p.m.

So happy to hear, Phillipa - thank YOU ☺️

Barbara Martino - Feb. 20, 2024, 7:48 p.m.

Everyone liked it

Gesa - Feb. 19, 2024, 12:54 p.m.

Loved this easy and delicious meal! This made me rediscover leek and I think I will use it a lot more often in my meals from now on. Thank you so much!

Cheri - Feb. 19, 2024, 1:35 a.m.

This recipe is so deliciously simple and takes no time to put together. Thank you for this wonderful app, which is helping me to become plant-based.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2024, 7:51 a.m.

We're so happy to hear that the stew is being enjoyed, Cheri, and thanks for welcoming us on your journey with plant foods 🌱

Allie - Feb. 18, 2024, 8:11 p.m.

Really quick and easy and delicious! I didn’t have all ingredients and subbed a few but it still came out great. I’d never had butter beans before and I am now a fan!
- half a yellow onion instead of a leek
-4 cloves garlic
-chicken bullion cube
-heavy cream

Will definitely make again!

Abigail Brandenburg - Feb. 18, 2024, 1:27 a.m.

This was seriously delicious. Butter beans are a new favorite and this has me addicted to sun dried tomatoes now

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 4:08 a.m.

We're so glad to hear, Abigail, thank you! 🥰

Noemi Šimečková - Feb. 17, 2024, 6:28 p.m.

Such a great recipe!

Steffi - Feb. 17, 2024, 9:31 a.m.

Mein erstes Gericht von der App… so lecker!!! Schnell zubereitet und trotzdem besonders 👌🏻

Louisa Cardona - Feb. 17, 2024, 5:01 a.m.

I not usually a big fan of beans and this is the first time I’m trying Lima beans. I had to sub the cooking cream for coconut cream because that’s what I have and what I can find in my local grocery store and I also subbed the white vinegar for apple cider vinegar because that’s what I had on hand. I have to say, this is as good as the picture looked. I thought the coconut cream might over power the other ingredients but I couldn’t taste the coconut at all! It was creamy with just the right amount of acidity and the flavours of the sun dried tomatoes just added another layer of tartness to it but not as tomatoes as a tomato paste would’ve. I’ll totally make this again for a weekly meal rotation in the future! Thanks for the wonderful recipe pick up limes team! ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 4:34 a.m.

Hey Louisa, it's fantastic to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Your feedback on the balance of flavours is appreciated, and we're delighted to have contributed to your meal rotation. Thank you for trying out the recipe and sharing your experience with us 🥰

Ellen Wang - Feb. 15, 2024, 5:04 a.m.

I made this dish last night and it was GORGEOUS 😍
I love butter beans and I love sundried tomatoes. Paired with a creamy sauce, it's irresistible!
We don't have soy cream or vegan imitations of regular ingredients where I live so I made this dish with DIY cashew milk. Cashew milk thickened as I heated it and it gave this nice consistency without flour or cream.

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2024, 4:36 p.m.

Ooo love the idea to use DIY cashew milk, Ellen! We're so glad that the Sun-Dried Tomato & Butter Bean Stew was enjoyed 🤩

Lauren - Feb. 14, 2024, 11:19 p.m.

Really enjoyed this dish! Added a little bit more flour to thicken the stew a bit more!

Sara - Feb. 14, 2024, 6:15 p.m.

So easy and so good.

Lini - Feb. 14, 2024, 3:24 a.m.

Easy to make. It tastes so good. I think it would be perfect for a cold winter’s night dinner but enjoyable at any other time too!! Definitely will make again!

Alyssa Morley - Feb. 13, 2024, 1:22 a.m.

Delicious recipe, and nice to have something with sundried tomatoes that isn’t always with orzo!

Inu - Feb. 12, 2024, 10:01 a.m.

Very tasty dish. 🥰🥰 will certainly make this again

Michaela - Feb. 12, 2024, 2:16 a.m.

This turned out better than what I had expected and I was already expecting a lot from the dish! Added in some red onion and mushrooms that I needed to use and topped with chili onion oil. 100% will be making again!

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2024, 9:10 p.m.

Mmm love these additions, Michaela 🤌 so happy that the butter bean stew was enjoyed!

Leontyna - Feb. 11, 2024, 9:32 p.m.

I was a bit short on the ingredients so I used zucchini instead of spinach (added with tomatoes), coconut milk instead of cooking cream and apple cider vinegar instead of white wine one. It turned out delicious, I can't wait to try it out with original ingredients next time!

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2024, 8:58 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Leontyna, thank you! We hope you love the original recipe as well 🤗

Déborah - Feb. 11, 2024, 7:19 p.m.

It's so delicious! 🤤 It's super easy to make, and it tastes really good 👌🏼

Desi - Feb. 11, 2024, 12:41 p.m.

I made with without the cream, but it still tasted amazing🥰

Lee - Feb. 11, 2024, 4:05 a.m.


Liza - Feb. 10, 2024, 8:17 p.m.

Absolutely loved this! Took 5 min to make🥰 I topped it up with chili and the super seed mix, great taste!

Sharon - Feb. 10, 2024, 2:33 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!

Nelia - Feb. 9, 2024, 11:16 p.m.

Amazing taste! I made it a bit spicier to my taste but it’s sooo silky and nourishing and comforting! Wowie! Thank you Pick up limes team ❤️

Georgia - Feb. 9, 2024, 6:43 p.m.

It's delicious and comes together in such a short time with minimum cleanup!

Rumyana | Healthy Living Enthusiast - Feb. 8, 2024, 9:05 p.m.

Looks so good!

Avin - Feb. 8, 2024, 12:48 p.m.

Amazing!! So easy and delicious

Tasha - Feb. 8, 2024, 2:15 a.m.

Omg...this is soooo good! I have never ever commented on a recipe but this time I had to.
When I made it, my daughter had already eaten dinner and I told her she had to absolutely try it. She is 16 and not always easy to please. She loved it!!
I have been following you for quite a long time and I truly appreciate your recipes and the knowledge you shares with us through your Youtube channel.
Much love to the Pick Up Limes family from an Italian living in the USA!

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2024, 4:44 a.m.

Oh we're smiling from ear to ear hearing this, Tasha! Thank you for taking the time to share the kind words and review 🥰 Hugs to the USA 🤗

Amshuda Dominic - Feb. 7, 2024, 9:13 p.m.

I just love the recipes, the sweet potato chilli and leek and Butterbean soup are my favourites!!!!

PUL Team - Feb. 7, 2024, 11:04 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Amshuda 😃

Amshuda Dominic - Feb. 7, 2024, 9:11 p.m.

Love it! Minus the chopping time, it's too easy

Nadia S - Feb. 7, 2024, 2:49 a.m.

Omg.. I’m eating this for dinner right now and I had to stop and give this five stars! Not only it was so quick and easy for a sloth like me.. this was packed.. and I mean PACKED with flavors *chef kiss*
I’m definitely making this so often especially on a busy work night. Thank you PUL team ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 7, 2024, 5:24 a.m.

So thrilled to hear you're enjoying it! Quick, easy, and bursting with flavour - that's what we aim for! Thank you for your support, and happy cooking, Nadia ❤️

Becca - Feb. 7, 2024, 12:18 a.m.

Who knew butter beans could be so tasty! Really loved this recipe and it was a super quick meal which is fab too. Will definitely make it again!

Jenny - Feb. 6, 2024, 9:58 p.m.

Loved it! Used lima beans and soy milk instead and turned out great! Also love how easy it is to follow the directions. Thank you!

Elyse - Feb. 6, 2024, 5:57 a.m.

I made this for a girls’ night in and it was such a hit! It’s super velvety and has such layered flavors. And it all comes together very easily and quickly. I made the PUL Cheesecake Dip for dessert (guess I’ve been on a butter bean kick🤷‍♀️) These particular friends are considering going plant-based, in fact, and these dishes made a big impression! Great gateway dishes. Thank you, Sadia and PUL - - Ya done it again!

PUL Team - Feb. 7, 2024, 1:33 a.m.

Aw thanks for welcoming PUL recipes at girls night, Elyse! The cheesecake dip for dessert is a lovely idea as well 🙌 we're excited to hear about more delicious adventures!

Zarah - Feb. 5, 2024, 8:46 p.m.

This is delicious! I think it would also be nice with white wine instead of white wine vinegar. Will make again for sure- thank you!

Eli - Feb. 5, 2024, 4:22 p.m.

Loved it. Super easy to make and the sauce was perfect in terms of creaminess and taste!

Stacey - Feb. 5, 2024, 4:09 a.m.

Such a flavorful dish! Thank you!

Anita - Feb. 4, 2024, 9:04 a.m.

Soo good! Tasty and filling ☺️

Erika - Feb. 3, 2024, 7:58 p.m.

Sooo incredibly delicious! I used apple cider vinegar instead, and it was awesome 😊 made it 3 times already, and my fiancé already asked if we should make it again 🤭

Thank you so much for the inspiration, PUL team!

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2024, 3:57 a.m.

Aww we're so happy to hear the stew was enjoyed, Erika - thank you for welcoming us into your kitchen 🤗

Athina - Feb. 1, 2024, 3:03 p.m.

Delicious, loved the sauce!

O - Feb. 1, 2024, 2:03 a.m.

So yummy and quick to make!! I did white vinegar instead and it tasted a little too sour for me but added some maple syrup to offset that and it was delicious! Thank you!!

Karolina Korczyk - Jan. 31, 2024, 1:36 p.m.


Andrea - Jan. 30, 2024, 8:05 p.m.

One of my new favourite recipes on the App 😋

Ann-Louise Hulter - Jan. 30, 2024, 4:10 p.m.

I've made this dish two weeks in a row, and once again we have a meal my whole family loves! It's creamy goodness is just so delicious to scoop up with loads of garlic bread. And it really is quick and easy to make.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:20 a.m.

How exciting to hear that the butter bean stew is being enjoyed, Ann-Louise, thank you. Garlic bread is an incredible pairing 🥰

sophia - Jan. 30, 2024, 1:06 p.m.

So easy and so good! It looks exactly like the pictures :)

Rachel Steph - Jan. 30, 2024, 2:38 a.m.

This is absolutely delicious!! We had a couple cooked and cut up beyond Italian sausages that we needed to use so we threw them in with the beans and it was great!

Jacqui - Jan. 30, 2024, 2:33 a.m.

I couldn’t find soy cream, so I used soy milk with a tablespoon corn starch whisked in, and it was delicious! Even the carnivore husband and sullen teenager approved.

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2024, 5:35 a.m.

A lovely idea, Jacqui, thanks for sharing the modification as well! 🤗

Mathilde Grolier - Jan. 29, 2024, 8:26 p.m.

So easy and tasty ! Even perfect for our 9m old baby

Victoria Cheng - Jan. 29, 2024, 2:28 a.m.

Love this recipe! I’ve never cooked leek before and now it’s my new favorite vegetable to work with because of this recipe (:

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2024, 7:27 a.m.

How exciting to hear, Victoria! We're so thrilled you enjoyed it. If you're interested in more leek recipes, might we suggest our Leek and Spinach Tofu Quiche:… 😜

zeina - Jan. 28, 2024, 9:04 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! I added mushrooms and kale, and some lemon zest towards the end as well.

Ann-Louise Hulter - Jan. 30, 2024, 4:11 p.m.

That sounds like a delicious add-in. :)

Benson Njuguna - Jan. 28, 2024, 11:35 a.m.

Easy peasy! Yummy!

Linda Fe - Jan. 27, 2024, 2:58 p.m.

This dish comes together very quickly - love the sun-dried tomato in this. I would say the dish reminded me more of a cream of spinach then a bean stew but it was delicious regardless of what it is called. We enjoyed it with some herb crackers.

Emma - Jan. 26, 2024, 6:32 p.m.

For such a simple dish this packs a major flavour punch. I’ve made it with the white wine vinegar and with lemon juice and find the lemon juice far superior. At the moment we are making this dish every week and doubling up to have leftovers for lunch the next day. 10/10

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2024, 9:32 p.m.

Ooo thanks for the tip, Emma!

Izzi - Jan. 26, 2024, 1:40 a.m.

I love butter beans but for some reason rarely use them. I couldn't wait to try this and it was delish. Plus, while at the store I couldn't remember how many cups I'd need, saved by the app!

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2024, 7:52 p.m.

Aww how cool to hear, Izzi, thank you! Love butter beans 🙌

Bex - Jan. 25, 2024, 7:06 p.m.

Absolutely loved this one! Super simple and quick and oh so yummy 👌 thank you for another goodie 🙌 will definitely be making this again soon!

kat - Jan. 25, 2024, 4:22 a.m.

Not sure I would call it a stew but it was delicious piled on top of crusty bread. Subbed out coconut cream and lemon juice and it was delicious.

Jessica - Jan. 25, 2024, 2:41 a.m.

Delicious and so quick to make on a work night!

Andy - Jan. 25, 2024, 1:57 a.m.

First time trying this recipe. I used great northern beans as could not find butter beans. Made some cashew cream as did not have soy cooking cream. Used fresh herbs instead. It was really delicious. Thank you for the inspiration. It is on the favorite list.

PUL Team - Jan. 25, 2024, 10:56 p.m.

Great northern beans are a wonderful idea, Andy, thanks for the lovely review! :)

Natália - Jan. 24, 2024, 7:43 p.m.

Delicious! I have to do this recipe every day ❤️

Isabella - Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.

I love it when my daughter cannot see the difference in the end between your "outcome photo" and what I serve 😍

PUL Team - Jan. 25, 2024, 6:42 a.m.

How exciting! Hugs to you and your daughter, Isabella 🤗

Lou - Jan. 23, 2024, 6:57 p.m.

So delicious, warming and packed with nutrients!
I even added a bit of kale on top of the spinach ✨

Thanks for always sharing those wonderful recipes, Sadia!

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2024, 10:36 p.m.

Woohoo! We're so thrilled it was enjoyed and a lovely idea to add kale to the stew, Lou 😊

pamela - Jan. 23, 2024, 4:22 a.m.

Made it exactly as written. Absolutely savory and delicious.

Michael & Shawn Kerr eXp Realty - Jan. 23, 2024, 12:51 a.m.

This was amazing! Quick and easy to make. I made the Naan to go with it. So good!

ChristinaNL - Jan. 22, 2024, 9:17 p.m.

So amazing! The taste is addictively great and I am already planning to try it out with different things instead of beans… Orzo, macaroni, tofu bean curd… what a great taste.

priscilla - Jan. 22, 2024, 6:22 p.m.

Very tasty, it’s so nice to eat healthy, nutritious and delicious!!!! 🤤

susan campanelli - Jan. 22, 2024, 1:46 a.m.

I couldn’t find soy cream in the local store, so I put some cannellini beans in the food processor with lemon juice mixed well then added to the pot. It turned out great! Definitely going on the regular rotation.

PUL Team - Jan. 22, 2024, 5:17 a.m.

Ooo thanks for the insight, Susan, what a lovely idea!

sha ach - Jan. 21, 2024, 11:33 p.m.

Easy and fast to make.

Katie - Jan. 21, 2024, 9:52 p.m.


Alexandra - Jan. 21, 2024, 6:54 p.m.

I'm not really a bean lover but this dish changed my mind! Amazing!

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2024, 11:12 p.m.

Welcome to team bean, Alexandra 😜

Susana - Jan. 21, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

Tangy, creamy, aromatic and easy to make. Excellent for lazy winter days!

sww - Jan. 21, 2024, 6:34 p.m.

This stew is delicious and a perfect winter dish!

Mia - Jan. 21, 2024, 3:26 p.m.

This stew is soo delicious and warming for the soul! I strongly recommend trying this recipe

Cheyenne - Jan. 21, 2024, 11:07 a.m.


deia - Jan. 21, 2024, 3:42 a.m.

Super creamy and balance of flavours. The consistency of the beans is great and the sundried tomatoes give it that extra flavour, while the leeks make it a bit sweeter. Will definitely make it again!

Lisa - Jan. 20, 2024, 10:13 p.m.

This is absolutely delicious and so easy and quick to make. An absolute banger for mid week meals. I used frozen spinach (which defrosted in some hot water while I was getting everything else ready) for ease and I can’t wait to make it again. ☺️

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2024, 11:57 p.m.

Hey Lisa! Woohoo - we’re so thrilled to hear the stew was enjoyed. Thanks for sharing your experience with it 🫶

Elisa Beekhuis - Jan. 20, 2024, 7:59 p.m.

Delicious meal and very easy to make!

Carla - Jan. 20, 2024, 2:42 p.m.

Super easy to make! Such a cozy and comfort meal this winter!

Denisa Ionitoiu - Jan. 20, 2024, 9:24 a.m.

Really tasty ✨🫶🏻

Asja - Jan. 20, 2024, 1:28 a.m.

This is my new comfort food, I ate it with baked potato, sooo good 🧡😭

Lisa K - Jan. 18, 2024, 6:07 p.m.

We made this last night and it was delicious. Two slight changes because of lack of availability to butter beans and dried rosemary. (I know!) I used Royal Corona beans which I cooked. They are meaty and creamy. Fresh rosemary instead of dried and a citrus champagne vinegar (didn't have plain white wine vinegar) which gave a nice vibrancy. The substitutions were not true changes to the recipe. This is one more PUL recipe that was easy to follow and yielded a delicious meal.

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2024, 6:11 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the stew, Lisa! We're so thrilled that it was enjoyed with the modifications. Sounds incredible 🤩

Lisa - Jan. 18, 2024, 2:17 p.m.

Amazing 😍 and so easy to make

Anouk - Jan. 18, 2024, 1:09 p.m.

Very nice and simple to make!

Tiffany - Jan. 18, 2024, 3:17 a.m.

I’ve remade this twice now! I substituted the seasoning with Harissa spice and Zataar and its absolutely delicious!!

Klaske - Jan. 18, 2024, 2:43 a.m.

This is really really tasty! Added some mushrooms and mock mince for crush, 100% recommend giving this a try!

Roisin Connell - Jan. 17, 2024, 10:46 p.m.

So delicious and comforting. Had this with some garlic bread when it was -7°c outside 🍲

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2024, 1:48 a.m.

So glad that the stew was enjoyed, Roisin, and hope you stay warm out there!

Juva - Jan. 17, 2024, 8:27 p.m.

Makkelijke recepten, winters stevig van smaak -dat is fijn- en smeuïg comfortfood. Vond 't het lekker en handig.

Nikki - Jan. 17, 2024, 4:10 p.m.

Delicious! Very comforting. Sundried tomatoes aren't readily available in the Caribbean so I tried some canned fired roasted tomatoes and it tasted great.

PUL Team - Jan. 17, 2024, 6:28 p.m.

A lovely idea, Nikki, thanks for sharing your experience with the butter bean stew! 😃

Julie - Jan. 17, 2024, 11:23 a.m.

We absolutely loved it! It's easy enough for a week night, and super delicious with some toasted bread.
I used frozen spinach and it worked well, just added it a bit sooner in the process, with the water, to allow to thaw.

mk - Jan. 17, 2024, 7:45 a.m.

My 9 year olds devoured it. That’s a big win! The recipe came together very quickly with ingredients I had in the pantry.

s m - Jan. 17, 2024, 4:03 a.m.

Excellent! Warm, filling, and delicious.

Carmen Riera Quintana - Jan. 17, 2024, 1:48 a.m.

Hey, PUL Team 👋👋👋

Someone already asked, but I would really like to know if this would freeze fine. I know you normally label "freezer-friendly" recipes as such, and I am wondering what ingredient(s) prevent(s) this dish from being one of those.

Thanks in advance for your reply,


PUL Team - Jan. 17, 2024, 5:20 p.m.

Hey Carmen, we actually imagine the stew can be freezer-friendly but haven't confirmed it ourselves! The creamy texture of the soy cooking cream might slightly change after freezing, so if you give it a try just consider reheating gently and tiring stirring the stew well. 🤗

Jen Neurohr - Jan. 17, 2024, 12:17 a.m.

This dish is SO delicious. It came together in no time and is perfect for a chilly evening. It's especially good with the bread as suggested. I think this will become a go to for me for a quick weeknight dinner

PUL Team - Jan. 17, 2024, 6:49 a.m.

We're so happy that the stew was enjoyed, Jen, thank you! ☺️

Kaylee - Jan. 16, 2024, 9:58 p.m.

Does this freeze okay? Would it be all right to use frozen spinach instead of fresh?

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 11:45 p.m.

Hey Kaylee, yes you can use frozen spinach instead of fresh if you'd like! If it adds more moisture you can increase the cooking time. We haven't had a chance to try freezing the stew yet but we imagine you could. Let us know if you experiment with it 🤗

Julie - Jan. 17, 2024, 11:19 a.m.

I don't know about the freezing but I used frozen spinach with no problem at all. It was delicious!

Patrycja Treichel - Jan. 16, 2024, 8 p.m.

It’s a perfect combination of sourness and umami. Along with toasted bread makes a delicious meal!

Audrey - Jan. 16, 2024, 6:53 p.m.

Love the flavours of this meal!

Jakub Vávra - Jan. 16, 2024, 5:41 p.m.

Hearty meal. Great for cold winter or autumn dinners. Recommended! ♥️

Ioana - Jan. 16, 2024, 1:54 p.m.

So creamy and tasty! I also added some mushrooms before adding the beans.

Rike - Jan. 16, 2024, 9:15 a.m.

If you like stew you will love it!

Sonya N - Jan. 16, 2024, 4:20 a.m.

Im eating it now and couldn’t wait to post about how much I love it. The creaminess mixed with the salty sundried tomatoes makes eating these beans truly a pleasure. The PUL team has done it again!

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 10:43 p.m.

Awe we appreciate it so much, Sonya, thanks for the glowing review and feedback 🤩

Caitlin Higgins - Jan. 16, 2024, 1:57 a.m.

This was really easy and really yummy! I had made a loaf of bread and was looking for a dish to have it with and this was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing!

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 10:30 p.m.

Thanks a bunch, Caitlin!

Izzy & Lily - Jan. 16, 2024, 1:37 a.m.

New to this app, this was the first meal my daughter and I tried and it did not disappoint! Very flavorful, very filling and so easy to make definitely going down as one of our favorites

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 10:27 p.m.

Welcome to the PUL App, Izzy & Lily, we're so happy that the stew was enjoyed. Happy cooking! 😃

Anna - Jan. 15, 2024, 11:03 p.m.

Made it tonight. What a delicious and comforting meal! Loved it :)

louise - Jan. 15, 2024, 9:49 p.m.

Is the bread counted in the nutrition values?

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 12:03 a.m.

Hey Louise, yes the bread is! The optional chili flakes and fresh parsley are excluded from the nutritional value estimate though 😊

louise - Jan. 15, 2024, 9:48 p.m.


Lucile Munster - Jan. 15, 2024, 8:51 p.m.

I made this last night and it was delicious, and it is still delicious when reheated the next day!

Rob - Jan. 15, 2024, 8:09 p.m.

Love this! So quick and easy! I made this after going for a run to have something substantial and it hit the spot! Love that so many of the ingredients can be kept in the pantry too. I'd be making this one often for sure!

Theresa - Jan. 15, 2024, 7:54 a.m.

Just made this and it could not have been easier or more delicious! A great meal for the whole family without a single complaint from the kids. Will definitely be making this again!

nedajane - Jan. 15, 2024, 4:59 a.m.

I made this for dinner and it was delicious and SOOO quick!! 😛 two substitutions 1) used a red onion instead of a leek, 2) Italian seasoning instead of just the two herbs included in the recipe.
The entire meal took me about 15 minutes to throw together. Definitely making this again!!

nedajane - Jan. 15, 2024, 5 a.m.

Sorry, three substitutions- the third being coconut cream instead of soy cream. Did not over power the dish at all!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 6:55 p.m.

Ooo thanks for the insight, Nedajane, it means so much!

Teri - Jan. 14, 2024, 10:29 p.m.

Absolutely delish! Perfect on a cold day.

Miranda - Jan. 14, 2024, 4:24 p.m.

Easy to make and very delicious!