As the weather cools, we all crave savory, rich stews to warm both belly and soul. You don’t need to turn to meat options to enjoy a hearty soup that will keep you full. Savory, filling, and rich in herbs, these vegan stews won’t disappoint.
Beyond Sushi is here to help your dinner run smoothly this winter with three mouthwatering vegan vegetable stew recipes. We pride ourselves on beautiful, cruelty-free menu options, and these stews are no different.
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Top 3 Vegan Vegetable Stew Recipes
When making a stew, most chefs hope for thick, rich broth and ingredients that withstand a long cooking process. Most of the time, this is achieved through the use of heavy creams, fatty ingredients, and chunks of meat. Not only are the recipes listed below completely vegan, they are nutritionally dense, allowing you to eat to your heart’s content without falling into unhealthy dining habits!
Easy to create and delicious enough for diners of any preference, these vegan takes on old classics will definitely warrant a repeat performance!
Hearty Sweet Potato Stew
Often described as a “superfood,” sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest root vegetables you can incorporate into your diet.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, these sweet veggies are great for vision, heart health, and a healthy immune system. Some studies even link this vegetable with lower rates of cancer!
Naturally, a sweet potato stew makes an amazing part of a vegan lifestyle.
For this stew, you’ll begin by roasting several sweet potatoes. Sautee these diced sweet potatoes along with onion, carrots, and garlic. Pour your vegetable broth into the pot, add a can of crushed tomatoes, then bring the mixture to a simmer. In the last moments before serving, toss in some leafy green veggies for a gorgeous pop of color.
The acidity of the tomato base in this stew combines perfectly with traditional Mediterranean seasonings. We highly suggest taking advantage of black pepper, cloves, coriander, sage, and paprika to elevate this dish to a whole new level.
This stew finds its flavor from sauteed onions, carrots, celery, and, of course, a mix of your favorite mushrooms. Begin by chopping all your vegetables and sauteing them until they’re soft and caramelized. Though baby bella mushrooms are a must, we recommend using a variety of different mushrooms for maximum flavor.
Next, sprinkle flour over your veggie mixture, and stir until all your veggies have been thoroughly coated. Add chopped potatoes, along with any seasonings you prefer. Pour in enough vegetable broth to cover your veggies entirely, cover with a lid, and allow your soup to simmer until all the delicious flavors have melded.
For this earthy stew, we recommend seasoning with a mix of warm and savory flavors like:
- Bay leaves
With its healthy mix of mushrooms, this stew has amazing health benefits! Mushrooms are rich in a range of vitamins, including the valuable B vitamins many vegans struggle to add to a cruelty-free diet. The potassium, fiber, and vitamin C in this stew are perfect for any diner conscious of heart health and avoiding pesky winter viruses.
For even more protein, try adding lentils or quinoa into this delicious mushroom stew!
Vegan Irish Stew
All over the world, mouths water for the traditional Irish stew. With its thick gravy, chunks of lamb, and root vegetables, this folk dish is a winter favorite in pubs throughout the Irish countryside. Now with this vegan recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy the same savory flavor, cruelty-free!
Traditional Irish stew is already full of vegetables. For this recipe, you’ll want to start by dicing carrots, red potatoes, celery, and mushrooms. The lamb typically seen in this pub food is easily substituted with soy chunks, soy curls, or seitan.
For the broth, mix vegetable stock with a single 8-ounce Guinness. While unconventional, Guinness is a crucial part of this recipe, it provides the bite and authentic Irish flavor so many come to love in this stew. Other traditional seasonings for this classic include rosemary, sage, thyme, and parsley.
Thicken your broth using all-purpose flour and vegan butter, add a dollop of mashed potatoes in the center, and enjoy!
This hearty stew contains all the ingredients you need for a healthy, balanced dinner. The soy chunks contain valuable protein, while the thick chunks of veggies add a range of vitamins and minerals: vitamins A, C, D, and K, as well as potassium and iron.
Let Beyond Sushi Feed You!
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s hard to find the time to fit cooking into an already busy schedule. Allow Beyond Sushi to help! Treat yourself to a creative, delicious vegan meal at any of our restaurants, conveniently located all over NYC. No matter where your holiday party or shopping trip takes you, Beyond Sushi is nearby and ready to serve you.
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