Spicy Veggie Stew with Quinoa

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This spicy veggie stew has a rich curry sauce and plenty of healthy vegetables, spices and quinoa. It’s so easy to make and takes just 30 minutes!

Who wants spicy, healthy comfort food to start the week with?

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This stew is such a great weeknight dinner. I kept it pretty simple but maxed out on flavour thanks to the curry paste (store bought or homemade if you prefer) and spices.

Similar to my vegan stew, you can throw in any veggies you like but I went with aubergine and butternut squash for this one because they’re both so hearty and filling which adds to the quinoa to make the whole thing a one pot meal.

Once you’ve simmered it for 15 minutes you just need to serve up some steaming bowls of veggie stew and top them with whatever you fancy. I went with cooling yoghurt, some herbs, chopped almonds and avocado.

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Why we love this spicy veggie stew:

  • It’s a healthy weeknight dinner which takes just 30 minutes to make and most of that is hands off time so you can get on with something else while it cooks
  • It’s got plenty of vegetable goodness but it’s also easily customised depending on what vegetables you have on hand
  • It’s also a filling one pot meal which is the best when you want to avoid any extra clean up (ummm always) 
  • Thanks to the quinoa this stew is naturally gluten free
  • This dish is also a perfect vehicle for toppings which makes it a winner in my book! Whether it’s sliced avocado, chopped nuts, herbs, yoghurt or anything else you can think of

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Spicy Veggie Stew with Quinoa Ingredients:

  • Veggies: I used onion, butternut squash and aubergine but you could add in pretty much anything you like, try spinach or kale
  • Curry Paste: I used store bought but if you prefer then you could use homemade
  • Spices: Cumin, coriander and ginger are added to make this stew extra flavourful
  • Passata and Chopped Tomatoes: For that rich tomatoey flavour
  • Vegetable Stock: Again, use homemade or store bought if you prefer
  • Quinoa: For an extra hit of protein and to make the stew extra filling

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How to make veggie stew

  1. Start with the vegetables: Heat the oil and add the onion followed by the butternut squash, aubergine, curry paste, spices and ginger and cook for a few more minutes
  2. Make the rest of the stew: Add the passata, stock, tomatoes and quinoa and cook for 15 minutes
  3. Serve: With toppings of your choice

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Expert tips for making this healthy stew with quinoa:

  • This stew is great for meal prep as it lasts up to 5 days in the fridge and can also be frozen. Just defrost thoroughly and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop
  • This stew is filling enough for a meal in itself but if you want to serve it with something then crusty bread or rice would work well
  • If you’re not a huge fan of spice then use a mild curry paste to control the spice levels

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Spicy Veggie Stew with Quinoa

This spicy veggie stew has a rich curry sauce and plenty of healthy vegetables, spices and quinoa. It's so easy to make and takes just 30 minutes!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Butternut Squash peeled and chopped
  • 1 Aubergine chopped
  • 2 tbsp Curry Paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 500 ml Passata
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 170 g Quinoa
  • Herbs, Chopped Almonds, Yoghurt and Avocado to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until beginning to soften. Add the butternut squash, aubergine, curry paste, spices and ginger and cook for another couple of minutes stirring to coat.
  • Add the pasata, stock, chopped tomatoes and quinoa and cook for 15 minutes until quinoa is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Veggie Stew with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 692mg29%
Potassium 1947mg56%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 22160IU443%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 7.4mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicolas Hortense
    15/04/2019 at 10:48 AM

    That is one of the most comforting looking veggie dishes I have ever seen!! Wow!

  • Reply
    kim
    15/04/2019 at 12:00 PM

    5 stars
    This is so tasty and satisfying! Will be a regular in this household from now on!

  • Reply
    Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy
    15/04/2019 at 12:06 PM

    5 stars
    mmmhhh this looks simply delish. Quinoa is my new favorite addition to any meal! it is so versatile, yummy, healthy and filling. cannot wait to try this out!

  • Reply
    Bee
    15/04/2019 at 12:08 PM

    5 stars
    Just started trying out different quinoa recipes. This one looks great!

  • Reply
    Demeter
    15/04/2019 at 12:26 PM

    5 stars
    I am loving the flavors in this dinner! So quick and easy too!

  • Reply
    Jen
    15/04/2019 at 12:27 PM

    5 stars
    We’ve been trying to do more hearty meatless options a few nights a week for dinner and this just jumped to the top of the list to try next. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    15/04/2019 at 5:16 PM

    This stew looks so cozy and delicious! And I love that it’s spicy 😉

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