Savory Vegetarian Stew

Uncategorized Mar 03, 2023

 There are 3 things I love about this stew:

1.  It is truly a meal-in-one, covering all the nutritional basics - vegetables, protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, healing herbs and spices, and rich in vitamins and minerals.

2. It is easy to prepare and doesn't make a big mess in the kitchen while being prepared.

3.  It is -- and I can't stress this enough -- very flavourful and delicious.  I was hoping there would be enough leftovers to last the entire week but, alas, it only kept my husband and me going for two consecutive meals.  (Serves 6 'normal-sized' servings. Probably.)

It's the perfect combination really.  I just had to share.

Savory Vegetarian Stew


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced

2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 to 3 medium sized carrots, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

6 cups low-salt vegetable broth

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice

1 cup organic green lentils, rinsed

3/4 cup organic yellow split peas, rinsed

1 to 4 tablespoons black chia (depending on desired thickness)

4 cups packed coarsely chopped Swiss chard or spinach (I used spinach)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh or frozen dill


  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat saute onion, potatoes and carrots until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add spices (curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne) and cook and stir until fragrant.  This will take about 30 seconds.
  • Add in the broth, tomatoes with juice, lentils and split peas.  Bring to a boil.
  • Cover saucepan.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until everything is tender, and much of the water has been absorbed.  Especially check the split peas since they take longer than everything else to get done.  This may take an hour or so.
  • Add in the chia and spinach at the end of cooking and stir to thicken stew.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired. 

Bon appétit!




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