bean and vegetable casserole with pistou
I came up with this vegan casserole very recently, on an evening when a friend called round unexpectedly and stayed for dinner. It was hearty, full of flavour and delicious. I served it with mashed potatoes and a generous spoonful of pistou.
Pistou is a sauce originating in the south of France, a close, vegan, relative of the more feted Italian pesto sauce but equally delicious and it works really well against the other flavours here.