Recipe by: Lauren, our Digital Outreach Director
Here's a tasty Daily Dozen inspired meal! Serve the Chakalaka (a South African vegetable and bean dish) over roasted sweet potatoes, cooked whole grains (such a quinoa, hulled barley, or oat groats), or part of a bowl-style meal. Save any leftovers for meals throughout the week.
3.94 from 138 votes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4
Daily Dozen


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½  teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½  teaspoon paprika
  • ¼-1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes, BPA-free and salt-free
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon white miso paste
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 4 cups diced cabbage
  • 1 medium diced green pepper
  • 1 medium diced red pepper
  • cups cannellini beans, cooked or 1 (15-ounce ) BPA-free can, drained and rinsed
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 small minced chili (optional)
  • Cooked Sweet potatoes


  • Dice the onion and sauté with a splash of water until translucent. Add more water, as needed.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, coriander, thyme, paprika, and cayenne. Stir for a minute. Then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, miso, carrot, cabbage, peppers.
  • Cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
  • Add the beans, black pepper, nutritional yeast, and minced chili. Stir through and serve warm with cooked sweet potatoes.
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