Vegetable cassoulet with herbes de provence

By Desiree Nielson
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SERVES
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Herbes de Provence Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) thyme
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) savory
  • 2 tablespoons (10 milliliters) lavender
  • 1 tablespoon (5 milliliters) tarragon
  • 1/2 tablespoon (8 milliliters) marjoram
  • 1/2 tablespoon (8 milliliters) oregano
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) bay leaf powder

Vegetable Cassoulet:

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and dark top removed, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 parsnip, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) herbes de provence
  • 3 cups flageolet beans, cooked
  • 4 cups (1 liter) vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 milliliters) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 milliliters) fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups (480 milliliters) chunky bread crumbs, from stale bread
  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) Grana Padano, grated

Directions

Herbes de Provence mix:

  1. Put all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together. Store in an airtight container.

Vegetable Cassoulet:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Pour olive oil into a large pot and heat. Add onion, the four cloves of chopped garlic, leek, celery, parsnip, and carrot and cook a few minutes.
  3. Sprinkle over Herbes de Provence and cook until vegetables starting to soften and brown.
  4. Pour in cooked beans.
  5. Pour stock into pot.
  6. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Place bread crumbs into a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle in the one clove of minced garlic. Add parsley and grated Grana Padano. Mix well.
  8. Lay out bread crumb mixture onto a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden, stirring once.
  9. Scoop some bean mixture into a bowl, and top with toasted bread crumb mixture.
  10. Enjoy!

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