Hamin is a traditional stew from Israel. It is often made for celebrations and holidays. It is packed full of nutrients and contains high levels of protein from a variety of beans. The flavors of sweet and savory meld perfectly in this stew. This hearty vegan soup can be simmered for 1 hour or up to 24 hours! It's delicious, filling, and flavorful! Let your taste buds travel and enjoy this cultural dish from Israel.
Vegan I Gluten Free
Serves: 6 - 8
Time: overnight soaking + 35 minutes preparation + 1+ hours cooking time
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup white beans
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup pearl barley
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 white onions, chopped
10 cloves garlic, crushed
2 large carrots, soaked overnight
2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
8 dates, pitted
2 tsp. dried thyme
3 tbsp. maple syrup
1/3 cup goji berries
3 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
Add all the beans to a bowl and cover with 2 - 3 inches of water. Soak overnight or 8 - 10 hours. Drain the water and rinse the beans. Set aside.
Prepare your vegetables, washing and chopping.
In a large sauce pot heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion. Sauté 2 - 3 minutes, until beginning to brown. Remove half the onion mixture from the pan and set aside.
Layer half the beans, garlic, veggies, herbs, and dates into the sauce pot. Continue layering until all the ingredients are used, adding back in the reserved onion as well.
In a mixing bowl combine all the sauce ingredients. Stir to combine.
Pour the sauce over the stew. Add additional water to fill the pot if needed.
Simmer over medium heat at least 1 hour, and up to 24 hours!
Store leftovers in the fridge 2 -3 days.
Check out a quick-speed, step-by-step recipe tutorial in the video below!
I loved cooking this recipe together with Libby Levy, a nutritionist from Isreal who specializes in digestive problems. Check out her blog and delicious recipes HERE! Her content can easily be translated in a click of a button. For Libby's instagram, click here!