Bean & Vegetable Stew

  • 1 small onion, peeled & chopped
  • Spice / Herb mix – see below
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 pepper, deseeded & sliced
  • 1 tin tomatoes or pkt passata
  • 1 tin beans, chickpeas or lentils
  • 1 tsp veg stock powder or ½ veg stock cube
  • Salt & pepper


Spice Mix 1: 1 small chilli, 1cm ginger, 1 clove garlic, ½ tsp smoked paprika, lime juice


Spice Mix 2: ½ tsp chilli powder, ½sp garam masala, ½ tsp turmeric, chopped coriander


Italian Herb Mix: ½ tsp oregano, 1 clove garlic, few basil leaves


Sweat the onion, add garlic, chilli, ginger or dry spices or oregano.

Add the tomatoes, plus rinse out the can with a little water and add too.

Add the vegetables and beans / chickpeas / lentils and the stock.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by around 1/3rd.

Taste and season as necessary.

Serve with brown rice, warm flatbreads or wholewheat pasta

Try adding a handful or 2 of spinach at the end for extra goodness!