A delicious Oil-free Hearty Vegetable Stew, made from scratch. It’s hearty, warming, and nutritious.
This stew is vegan and just the stew you need when you are craving a healthy, hearty, and plant-based warming stew full of whole food ingredients and using what you already have on hand. It is full of veggies, naturally gluten-free, oil-free, and delicious.
You also get 5 of your recommended vegetables a day in one serving. This recipe is also perfect for meal prepping. Or a garnish to your main dishes such as cauliflower steak.
It’s quick to make, and it’s perfect for a rainy day.
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Oil-free Hearty Vegetable Stew
- 2 large tomatoes chopped or a can/ 480g fire-roasted tomato puree
- 4 cups water/veg stock
- 1 onion sliced
- 3 large cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon regular paprika
- 1 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 500 g gold potatoes cut into bite-size chunks (equals about 3 cups)
- 2 long carrots sliced 1/4 inch pieces
- 1 bay leave
- 1 large tomato
- 1 tbsp of tomato purée
- 3 large handfuls of spinach optional, or any greens you like
- To a large pot, add a little bit of water and the onion over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.
- Add the garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn. Add more water if needed.
- Add the paprika, coriander, bay leave, tomato puree salt, and pepper, and stir for about 15 seconds to soak up any liquid.
- Add the veg stock potatoes, and carrots and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, cover and lower the heat to low. Simmer for 8 minutes. You may need to stir a few times.
- Add the tomatoes. Raise the heat back to medium and cook for another 8 minutes or until the veggies are tender to desired preference and the soup/stew should have thickened a lot more by now. If using, add the spinach now. Heat through for a couple of minutes.
- Now, let the soup sit about 10 minutes to thicken up just a bit more. Taste and if desired, add more salt or red pepper flakes for additional heat.