Easy Vegetable Stew

Updated on November 24, 2019
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Easy vegetable stew
Easy vegetable stew | Source

Easy Vegan Stew

This vegan stew is easy, cheap, healthy, tasty, and unbelievably versatile. It has quickly become a firm favourite in our house. We make at least a batch a week.

All the ingredients featured in this recipe are store cupboard staples. You can alter the spices to suit your taste or what you have in stock. Try adding a little dried oregano, swap the sweet corn for peas, omit the cayenne if you don't like spice, or use baked beans instead of black-eyed beans.

It is also a wonderful vehicle for using leftover vegetables—I quite often add chopped broccoli stalks, 'past their best' carrots, or 'nearly out of date' fresh herbs to the stew.

Cook Time

Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves six


  • 2 (400 g / 28 oz) cans tomatoes
  • 1 (400 g / 14 oz) can spinach
  • 1 (400 g / 14 oz) can black-eyed beans
  • 1 (198 g / 7 oz) can sweet corn
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 large garlic cloves (or 2 tablespoons garlic paste)
  • 1 onion, chopped (or 1 tablespoon onion powder)
  • 1 teaspoon oil


  • Large pan or Dutch oven
  • Wooden spoon
  • Can opener
  • Measuring spoons


  1. If using fresh onion, fry in oil until translucent (if using powder, add with spices).
  2. Add chopped garlic, or garlic paste, and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add spices, stir, and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add tomato, beans, sweet corn, and spinach. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. That's it! Your easy vegetable stew is ready. Serve with crusty bread on the side.

Optional Toppings

  • Squeeze of lime

  • Chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
  • Guacamole

Easy vegetable stew as a light lunch with bulgur wheat, topped with a wedge of lime and coriander.
Easy vegetable stew as a light lunch with bulgur wheat, topped with a wedge of lime and coriander. | Source

Ways to Eat

This stew is so versatile and there are so many ways to eat it. Below I have listed some tried and tested methods that I love.

  • As a soup: Make this dish go further by adding vegetable stock and turning it into a hearty vegan soup.
  • As an easy dinner: Top a baked sweet potato with this stew and a dollop of guacamole for a delicious, easy vegan supper that bursts with flavour. Perfect for a cosy weeknight meal!
  • As a brunch: Bake with eggs in the oven, or poach with eggs on the stovetop. A healthy, yet comforting vegetarian breakfast or brunch (or even lunch or dinner!).
  • As a working lunch: Cook with bulgur wheat, allowing the bulgur to take on the juices and flavour from the stew. Add a drop of water or stock if necessary. It makes a delicious low-maintenance and comforting meal to take into work. Eat hot or cold.

Questions & Answers

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      • lizmalay profile image


        6 months ago from USA

        Winter seems to come faster. I'm not ready to see the fall foliage gone so soon! Your vegetable soup looks delicious and perfect for the cold weather. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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